Stranger Things: M. Night Shyamalan Wants To Direct In Season 2
Well here's a plot twist we weren't expecting — though maybe we should have been: M. Night Shyamalan — whose new film, Split, is getting some of his best reviews since The Sixth Sense — has expressed an interest in directing episodes of Stranger Things' second season.
The reason we shouldn't be surprised is that the Duffer Brothers, creators and guiding force of the Netflix series, used to work for Shyamalan on the television series Wayward Pines, which represented their first TV work. While promoting Split, Shyamalan commented, "My boys who do Stranger Things, they did Wayward Pines for me. They were round my house and I was, like, 'Well, you can hire me back, guys.'" No word on what the Duffers have to say in response. The series is expected to return later this year and will reportedly consist of nine episodes, compared to season one's eight.
Elsewhere on the Stranger Things news front, Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, has been nominated as Best Drama Actress for the SAG Awards. If she were to win, she would, at the age of twelve, be only the third pre-teen ever nominated.
Also, every now and then a fan creation really captures the imagination, and that's certainly what's happened with this creative piece of artwork from Michael Maher, Jr. With it, he's imagined Brown as Princess Leia, Gaten Matarazzo as Chewie, Finn Wolfhard as Han, Noah Schnapp as Luke and Caleb McLaughlin as Lando.
And in speaking to Den Of Geek, executive producer Shawn Levy did share a bit of generic information regarding what's to come: "Season two is bigger and potentially darker in its stakes. The threat, which in season one was to Will Byers, has grown... Season two has a bigger cast and is definitely loyal to the kind of magical storytelling that we established in the first season. It’s character-based and still about our core group of characters.”