Stranger Things, a Netflix exclusive, was one of the hit shows of 2016. So when is Stranger Things 2 coming out? And how can you watch Stranger Things today? We reveal all, including the new Stranger Things Season 2 release date, trailers and episode list. Also see: The 82 best films to watch on Netflix

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Matthew Modine. Netflix describes it thus: "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl." Read our list of the 10 best sci-fi films

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When is the Stranger Things 2 release date? 

Stranger Things 2 release date: Halloween 2017 

Thanks to the above Stranger Things 2 trailer shown as an ad during Super Bowl 2017, we now know that the Stranger Things 2 release date is Halloween 2017. Whether this means season 2 will arrive on 31 October or just near the date is unclear at the moment.

We also know that there will be nine episodes in Stranger Things 2 and you can see the full episode list below.

  • Episode 1 – “Madmax”
  • Episode 2 – “The Boy Who Came Back to Life”
  • Episode 3 – “The Pumpkin Patch”
  • Episode 4 – “The Palace”
  • Episode 5 – “The Storm”
  • Episode 6 – “The Pollywog”
  • Episode 7 – “The Secret Cabin”
  • Episode 8 – “The Brain”
  • Episode 9 – “The Lost Brother”

How to watch Stranger Things 

Stranger Things is a Netflix exclusive, which means you’ll either need to subscribe to Netflix or find a friend who already has done. Alternatively, if you’re prepared to watch the first series quickly enough you can simply sign up for a month’s free trial at Netflix.com

(Do bear in mind, of course, that if you like Stranger Things you won’t be able to get a second free trial when it returns to Netflix next year.) 

If you do decide to subscribe, one of the great things about Netflix is you can cancel at any time. Netflix charges a monthly subscription, the cheapest of which is £5.99. You can pay extra to enable Netflix streaming on more than one device at a time (you can watch on your laptop, PC, TV, tablet or phone) and to unlock HD and Ultra-HD content. Also see: How to watch US Netflix and How to download Netflix video

The entire first season of Stranger Things (eight episodes) is available to view on Netflix, so simply log in and use the Search function or look under Netflix Originals for Stranger Things, then tap to play. 

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Stranger Things 2 trailers

Previous to the Super Bowl 2017 ad (top of page), a teaser for the second season of Stranger Things was released. It mostly featured letters making up the title but also some hints at what will happen.

Also check out this video of the kids from the cast reacting to the Super Bowl advert for Stranger Things 2.

Fun video of us seeing the S2 teaser!!! Link in bio! Go check it out! #season2 #spoileralert? #strangerthings

A video posted by ??Noah Schnapp?? (@noahschnapp) on

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