Producer Shawn Levy has been talking about the task of following up on the amazing first season of Stranger Things.
The original Netflix series has become a bit of phenomenon in recent months in no small part to the feeling of nostalgia – mainly due to its 80s vibe.
So when he stopped by to talk with Southern California Public Radio, Levy revealed the pressure he and the other men behind the series, the Duffer Brothers, are having in coming up with a sequel worthy of the first season.
“Yes, the pressure is on. It would be so blatantly disingenuous of me to say differently. It’s scary to have people love something this much. It becomes impossible to banish all thoughts of not wanting to disappoint. This has been the challenge of it: on the one hand as we’ve see in the movie world, to do a follow-up that feels like the same thing is disappointing to an audience; to abandon things or change things [from the original], that disappoints the audience,” he said.
“A lot of Season 2 is next-level, some crazy stuff, but we must service these characters who are now beloved, who are known to the audience.”
Source: Southern California Public Radio