Production Stills

Stranger Things 2

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Part 4 of 5


Welcome to our online portfolio of production stills and episode pictures from season 2 of "Stranger Things". These high-quality shots are free to download. Yes, really.

Here's what you can expect inside.

This is the fourth of five parts. Today, you'll see more production stills from season 2 of "Stranger Things". Plus, we've added some Fun Facts along the way. Like, what was the code name given to on-location sets for "Stranger Things 3"? Continue reading to find out!

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Eleven and Hopper try to close the gate in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Steve, Dustin and Lucas hunt demodogs in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Mike awaits Eleven in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Hopper looking closely at the gate in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Research can be educational and fun.

Before starting the show, the writers all watched (or rewatched) a large list of films, including 'E.T.', 'Stand By Me', 'The Goonies', 'The Thing', and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. And the Duffers had all the boys audition with scenes from 'Stand By Me'.

Jonathan, Owens and Nancy inside Hawkins Lab in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
I hope it doesn't suck, says Bob in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven opens the gate in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven needs to kill the Mind Flayer and close the gate in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Billy's first day at Hawkins High in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Meet Billy.

Dacre Montgomery's primary photo

Dacre Montgomery has been cast in the role of Billy, Maxʼs hyper-confident, and edgy older step-brother. He steals girlfriends away from their boyfriends, is great at drinking games, and drives a Camaro. But lurking under his apparent charisma, is a violent and unpredictable nature.

- Netflix Press Release, October 14, 2016.

Nancy and Steve at school in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Murray needs to talk to Hopper about Russians in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Will, the Zombie Boy, gets teased even more now in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Dustin, Will, Lucas and Mike see Max for the first time in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Hopper inspects the pumpkin patch in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Mike, Lucas and Dustin in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

What's a 'look book?'

To help sell the show, the Duffers created a 'look book' which was designed in the style of a vintage Stephen King novel.

A 'look book', in this context, is sort of like a portfolio. Using photos and brief descriptions, a 'look book' is a way of showing off one's work or ideas to interested producers or distributors. For "Stranger Things", the Duffers also edited together clips from various 80s movies to create a mock 'trailer' to go along with their 'look book'.

Will undergoes tests in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Owns talks to Will about his episodes in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
MadMax is on the leaderboard in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

New tech creates old tech.

Ok, nerds, listen up. Although the "Stranger Things" was shot digitally on the RED Dragon, a layer of real film grain was applied in post production to help achieve a more vintage look.

Dustin and Lucas spy on Max in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Nancy and Steve visit Barb's parents in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Mike tries to find Eleven in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

The floating Eleven.

Remember back in season 1? To get Millie to float in a kiddie pool, twelve hundred pounds of epsom salt were dissolved into the water. But, how, tho? Well, I'll let the experts explain this one.

Bob and Joyce share a laugh in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Bob talks to Will in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Max and Lucas in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Nancy and Steve in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Code name: Wonder View.

"Wonder View" was the code name used for "Stranger Things 2" during filming. This was done to ward off any plot leaks. It's a common practice in the film and television industry to code-name projects.

Some shooting locations for "Stranger Things 3" were assigned the code name "McFly". That's a play on Marty McFly from 'Back to the Future'; a movie that had its own role in "Stranger Things 3".

Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Max and Will have a closer look at the pollywog in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Jonathan and Nancy have a chat in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Nancy talks to Jonathan in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Lucas talks to Max in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Joyce, Will, Bob and Mike try to solve a puzzle in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Bob the Brain.

Sean Astin's primary photo

Sean Astin was also in a great adventure move called 'The Goonies'. If that name sounds familiar it's because 'The Goonies' was one of the 80s movies from where the Duffers and the "Stranger Things" writers got their inspiration.

Mike and Will see something in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Kali and her gang raise a little hell in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Nancy and Steve in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Steve charms Nancy in season 2. (Source: Netflix)
Mike, Lucas and Dustin on their bikes in season 2. (Source: Netflix)

Coming up next.

There's lots more "Stranger Things" content to see. In the next chapter we'll have the last batch of production stills from season 2. Plus, you'll see nine more episode concept posters from some very talented artists. Stick around!

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"Stranger Things" stars: Winona Ryder; David Harbour; Finn Wolfhard; Millie Bobby Brown; Gaten Matarazzo; Caleb McLaughlin; Natalia Dyer; Charlie Heaton; Cara Buono; Dacre Montgomery; Sadie Sink; Noah Schnapp; Joe Keery and Maya Hawke. For more cast details, go to the series main page and click or tap on the icon.

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