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Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ adds two new cast members for Season 2

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As we all impatiently wait for the arrival of the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things, Netflix’s critically acclaimed love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, we’ve now learned that two new cast members have joined the cast of the beloved series as regulars.

Dacre Montgomery, who also stars in the upcoming first installment of the Power Rangers franchise as The Red Power Ranger, will play Billy, Max’s hyper-confident, and edgy older step-brother. He steals girlfriends away from their boyfriends, is great at drinking games, and even drives a pretty nice black Camaro. But lurking under his apparent charisma is a violent and unpredictable nature.

Max, a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behavior, and prsuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era, will be played by Sadie Sink. The character has a complicated history and is usually pretty suspcious of those around her. Sink began her professional acting career in the Broadway revival of Annie, and can be seen in the upcoming films The Glass Castle and The Bleeder.

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Netflix has also announced that Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington, and Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byeers, have been flipped from recurring to series regulars.

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 months or so and don’t know what Stranger Things is about, it’s set in 1983 Indiana where a young boy mysteriously vanishes into thin air. As his friends and family, with the help of local police, search for answers, they are drawn into a mystery involving top-secret government experiments and terrifying supernatural forces.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Millie Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo. Production on the second season has begun and is expected to be completed sometime in 2017.

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The second season of ‘Stranger Things’ will debut on Netflix just in time for Halloween

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Netflix announced this morning that the second season of Stranger Things will debut on the streaming service just in time for Halloween on October 27, and they even released a spooky new poster and teaser trailer to go along with the exciting news.

According to the show’s official synopsis, season two will take place in 1984 as the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers, the young boy who mysteriously vanished into thin air in season one, has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Stranger Things‘ second season, which is aiming to be “darker and weirder” than the first, will add a handful of new cast members including Paul Reiser, Sean Astin, Will Chase, Brett Gelman, and Dacre Montgomery.

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You can check out the new teaser trailer below:

And here’s the new poster too:

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Netflix officially renews ’13 Reasons Why’ for a second season, will premiere in 2018

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Based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is perhaps one of the most talked about, controversial shows in recent memory, and now Netflix has decided to renew the hit teen drama for a second season after much speculation as to how the show’s writers and producers would plan on continuing the story.

As per a report from Deadline, a 13-episode second season is set to premiere in 2018 and will “pick up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery.” Early this morning, executive producer Selena Gomez took to social media to share the news with a short teaser trailer, along with the caption, “Their story isn’t over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.”

Their story isn't over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.

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The first season of 13 Reasons Why, a hit with both critics and audiences, follows teenager Clay Jensen as he returns home from school one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Enclosed within the package are cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who tragically committed suicide just two weeks earlier. On the tapes, Hannah chronicles the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life, and why Clay might be one of them.

The show, which stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh, Brian D’Arcy, Derek Luke, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Alisha Boe, Christian Navarro, Miles Heizer, and Tommy Dorfman, drew a vast amount of controversy over its graphic depictions of suicide and sexual assault, resulting in more content warnings for viewers. However, Gomez, as well as the rest of 13 Reasons Why‘s cast and crew, have been quick to defend the show and its touchy subject matter.

How do you feel about Netflix renewing 13 Reasons Why for a second season? As someone who wouldn’t necessarily call themselves a big fan of television, I absolutely loved the first season and am thrilled to see how they decide to continue this intriguing, yet heart-wrenching story. The show shines a light on two very important topics that people are normally somewhat afraid to talk about, and I’m thrilled that it impacted people the way it did and prompted them to begin discussing these issues. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a note down below in the comments section.

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Here’s everything that will be coming and going on Netflix in March 2017

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As the beginning of March quickly approaches and February comes to a close, Netflix has announced what will be coming and going on the popular streaming service, which recently acquired the rights to Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, next month. A few movies and TV shows that will be coming to Netflix in March include Pete’s Dragon, The BFG, Iron Fist, The Discovery, Jurassic Park, Blazing Saddles, and Midnight in Paris. Spring will soon be in the air and you’re guaranteed to have to put up with a rainy day or two, so these titles should certainly keep you covered.

You can check out the complete list of everything that will be coming and going on Netflix below.

Available 3/1/17

  • Angry Birds: Season 2 (2013)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Deep Run (2015)
  • Dirt Every Day: Season 1 (2013)
  • Epic Drives: Season 2 (2015)
  • Friday After Next (2002)
  • Head 2 Head: Season 2 (2013)
  • Hot Rod Unlimited: Season 1 (2013)
  • Ignition: Season 1 (2013)
  • Impossible Dreamers (2017)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Kate and Mim-Mim: Season 2 (2015)
  • Know Your Enemy – Japan (1945)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Let There Be Light (1946)
  • Memento (2000)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Nacho Libre (2006)
  • Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)
  • Roadkill: Season 2 (2013)
  • Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (2012)
  • San Pietro (1945)
  • Singing with angels (2016)
  • Sustainable (2016)
  • Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
  • The Craft (1996)
  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  • Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)
  • The Negro Soldier (1944)
  • Thunderbolt (1947)
  • Tunisian Victory (1944)

Available 3/3/17

  • Greenleaf: Season 1 (2016)

Available 3/4/17

  • Safe Haven (2013)

Available 3/5/17

  • Señora Acero: Season 3 (2016)

Available 3/7/17

  • Amy Schumer: The Leather Special—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 3/8/17

  • Hands of Stone (2016)
  • The Waterboy (1998)

Available 3/9/17

  • Thithi (2015)

Available 3/10/17

  • Buddy Thunderstruck: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Burning Sands—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Love: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • One More Time: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Boss’ Daughter (2016)

Available 3/13/17

  • Must Love Dogs (2005)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Available 3/14/17

  • Disney’s Pete’s Dragon (2016)
  • Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 3/15/17

  • Disney’s The BFG (2016)
  • Notes on Blindness (2016)

Available 3/16/17

  • Beau Sejour: Season 1 –NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Coraline (2009)

Available 3/17/17

  • Deidra & Laney Rob a Train—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Julie’s Greenroom: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale (2016)
  • Pandora—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Samurai Gourmet: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 3/18/17

  • Come and Find Me (2016)
  • The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016)

Available 3/20/17

  • El Reemplazante: Season 1-2 (2012)

Available 3/21/17

  • Ali & Nino (2016)
  • Another Forever (2016)
  • Evolution (2015)
  • Fire at the Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

Available 3/23/17

  • How to Get Away with Murder: Season 3 (2016)
  • Welcome to New York (2015)

Available 3/24/17

  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Déjà Vu (2006)
  • Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Grace and Frankie: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Ingobernable: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Spider (2007)
  • The Square (2008)
  • The Most Hated Woman in America—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Available 3/25/17

  • The Student Body (2017)
  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

Available 3/26/17

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Available 3/27/17

  • Better Call Saul: Season 2

Available 3/28/17

  • Archer: Season 7 (2016)
  • Jo Koy: Live from Seattle—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 3/30/17

  • Life in Pieces: Season 1 (2015)

Available 3/31/17

  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Bordertown: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life: Season 1 (2016)
  • Dinotrux: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • FirstBorn (2016)
  • Five Came Back—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)
  • Rosewood: Season 1
  • The Carmichael Show: Season 1-2
  • The Discovery—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Trailer Park Boys: Season 11—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

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Leaving 3/1/17

  • Jaws
  • Justice League: War
  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws 3
  • Jaws: The Revenge
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • Monarch of the Glen: Seasons 1 – 7
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House
  • Robin Hood: Seasons 1 – 3
  • Survivors: Series 1 – 2
  • Leaving 3/2/17
  • Black or White
  • Sweetwater

Leaving 3/3/17

  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
  • Misfire
  • Web Junkie

Leaving 3/4/17

  • Entertainment
  • I Dream of Wires
  • Otto the Rhino
  • Seashore
  • The Discoverers
  • The Nanny Diaries

Leaving 3/5/17

  • Food Chains
  • Jail Caesar
  • The Days to Come
  • Two Hundred Thousand Dirty

Leaving 3/6/17

  • Pit Stop
  • Rigor Mortis
  • Leaving 3/7/17
  • Hansel vs. Gretel

Leaving 3/8/17

  • Love At First Fight
  • The Starving Games

Leaving 3/15/17

  • Boy
  • B for Boy
  • My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend
  • Sushi: The Global Catch

Leaving 3/16/17

  • American Dreamz

Leaving 3/23/17

  • Love Me
  • The Invincible Iron Man

Leaving 3/25/17

  • All Stars
  • Pup
  • The Perfect Wedding

Leaving 3/27/17

  • Dragonwolf

Leaving 3/28/17

  • Erasing Hate
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Leaving 3/29/17

  • 6 Guns
  • Detropia
  • I Melt With You
  • Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark
  • The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne
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