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'Stranger Things' season two will be inspired by the 'magic' of Indiana Jones

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

Ever since the 1980s nostalgia-fest 'Stranger Things' dropped on Netflix last month we have been utterly obsessed.

The streaming service is yet officially to recommission the hugely popular series, but thankfully the show’s creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, are already working on a second run of the spine-tingling sci-fi epic.

It’s going to take place in 1984, a year after the events of series one. And it’s going to be inspired by 'a lot of cinema' from that year, specifically by everyone’s favourite fedora-wearing adventurer Indiana Jones.

'1984 was a fucking amazing year, especially the movies that came out in the summer of 1984. It was just a great year for pop culture,' Matt Duffer told IGN.

'It was an awesome year for cinema, so we're trying, hopefully, to capture a little bit of the magic of those films,' he continued, revealing: 'Something like "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"… I love that it gets a little darker and weirder from "Raiders". I like that it feels very different than "Raiders" did.

'Obviously now people look back on it fondly, but it messed up a lot of kids, and I love that about that film – that it really traumatised some children. Not saying that we want to traumatise children, just that we want to get a little darker and weirder.'

So it’s fair to say we can expect more seriously scary shenanigans in season two of 'Stranger Things'. Maybe even some snakes (why’d it have to be snakes?!).

If you’re wondering what other 1984 films the Duffer brothers might be brushing up on while writing the new 'Stranger Things', think ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘Gremlins’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Terminator’.

'Stranger Things' is currently on Netflix.

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