Last year, when Stranger things premiered on the streaming service Netflix, no one could’ve predicted the impact it would eventually have on the popular culture. The story of a boy’s disappearance (Will, played by Noah Schnapp) and his family and friend’s struggle to find him mixed 80s nostalgia with science fiction horror, introducing a mutant girl named Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown), who became instantly iconic, and has been one of the most talked about character in the last few years. Winona Ryder, a star of the 1980s herself, also found new acclaim for her portrayal of a distressed mother of Will, as did David Harbour, whose performance as police chief Jim Hopper was also warmly received. The show is due to return on 27 October, and there’s already been anticipation and a little scepticism, if the show would be able to keep its charm, suspense and emotional drama alive, even as its ambitions seem even greater this time. The story has been kept under wraps, but the trailers suggest that the new season would incorporate the Upside-down dimension in the story line, and the worlds might even begin to bleed into each other.
Another, highly anticipated show, Mindhunter, and produced by Oscar Nominated director David Fincher, and involved two FBI agents who try to interview serial killers in hope of profiling them and that could help them in solving other crimes. It is based on the novel Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. In the trailers and teaser’s the show seems to be very suspenseful and have shocking levels of violence, but also looks to be very knowledgeable and well-acted.
Mindhunter will premiere on Netflix on 13 October 2017.