It makes extensive use of synthesizers in homage to 1980s artists and film composers including Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Goblin, John Carpenter, Giorgio Moroder, and Fabio Frizzi. Stranger Things is the original Netflix series created in 2016 by two brothers - Matt and Ross Duffer. Winona Ryder - Joyce Byers 2.  In September 2015, Cara Buono joined the cast as Karen, followed by Matthew Modine as Martin Brenner a month later. Later, but prior to filming, the producers sent Imaginary Forces the pilot script, the synth-heavy background music for the titles, as well as the various book covers from King and other authors that they had used to establish the title and imagery, and were looking for a similar approach for the series' titles, primarily using a typographical sequence. James Dante (best friend)Mike Wheeler (enemy)Dustin Henderson (enemy)Lucas Sinclair (enemy)Will Byers (enemy)Eleven (enemy) , The second Stranger Things title is another four-part miniseries, written again by Jody Houser with interior art by Edgar Salazar, titled Stranger Things: Six. This made it the third most-watched season of Netflix original content in the U.S. at the time behind the first season of Fuller House and fourth season of Orange Is the New Black. Post-production on the first season was completed the week before it was released to Netflix. , According to Stein and Dixon, the Duffer Brothers had been fans of Survive's music, and used their song "Dirge" for the mock trailer that was used to sell the series to Netflix. His mother was very angry with the way the police were handling their story. It will also run for four issues. The series' cast has received several of these: the series' first-season cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, while series leads Ryder, Brown, and Harbour have earned individual awards and nominations. Anthony Troy Walsh, portrayed by Peyton Wich, is a supporting antagonist in Season One of the Netflix original series Stranger Things. Troy demanded to know how Mike and Dustin made him urinate himself. Ryder praised that the show's multiple storylines required her to act for Joyce as "she's out of her mind, but she's actually kind of onto something", and that the producers had faith she could pull off the difficult role. , Journalists have noted that the idea of supernatural events around Montauk had originated due to urban legend of the Montauk Project, which came to light from the 1992 book The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time. It has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, two American Film Institute awards, a Critics' Choice Television Award, and three People's Choice Awards, among others. , No aftershow was created for the third season. , Regarding writing for the children characters of the series, the Duffer Brothers considered themselves as outcasts from other students while in high school and thus found it easy to write for Mike and his friends, and particularly for Barb.  Production resumed in September 2020. Finn Wolfhard - Mike Wheeler 4. The world premiere of the first season took place on July 15, 2016.  The Duffer Brothers also believe that they may have brought influences from other works unintentionally, including Beyond the Black Rainbow and D.A.R.Y.L., discovered by reviewing fan feedback on the series. " On Metacritic, the third season has a normalized score of 72 out of 100, based on 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".  The two had been hired before the casting process, so their motif demos were used and played over the actors' audition tapes, aiding in the casting selection. With the release of season two, an update to the game added Max as a playable character, and a release for the Amazon Fire TV, which included controller support. Natalia Dyer - Nancy Wheeler 8. Gaten Matarazzo - Dustin Henderson 6.  Joyce was fashioned after Richard Dreyfuss' character Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as she appears "absolutely bonkers" to everyone else as she tries to find Will.