Ever since Netflix dropped its trailer for the second season of Stranger Things during the Super Bowl, there’s been an influx of details about what to expect, including one interesting detail: Wall-E and Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton will be directing two of the episodes, Entertainment Weekly reports.
“Andrew called me out of the blue and said, ‘I love it. I would be honored to be part of it,” the show’s executive producer, Shawn Levy, told EW.
While there are plenty of movie directors who have created their own television shows — like David Fincher on House of Cards or Stephen Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience — it’s far more rare that one joins an established production. It’s not unheard of — Kevin Smith recently directed episodes of The Flash and Supergirl — but Stanton is a director who comes with a number of huge films under his belt, such as Wall-E, Finding Dory, and Finding Nemo.
When Netflix announced that it had renewed the show for a second season, it did so with a short teaser that revealed a number of the episode titles: if they’re in the proper order in that teaser (it appears that some of the titles could be changing), Stanton would be helming the episodes titled The Storm, and The Pollywog. The series creators, the Duffer Brothers, will be directing episodes 1, 2, 8, and 9, Shawn Levy will direct episodes 3 and 4, while Electrick Children director Rebecca Thomas will direct episode 7.
Stranger Things season 2 arrives on October 31st, 2017.