Netflix has dropped a video of a fictional newscast reporting the disappearance of Barb Holland and the theft of “unprecedented amounts” of Eggo waffles.
The news of Barb’s disappearance is reported by real-life news anchor Barbara Woods on “Minute By Minute” a local newscast from fictional TV station WIYZ in Hawkins, IN, where all of these strange things are happening. Woods reports that Barb is described by her friends as “loyal to a fault,” and as “the kind of girl who notices if you’re wearing a new bra.”
Another breaking news story on the fictional newscast is the odd theft from Bradley’s Big Buy of several boxes of Eggo waffles. WIYZ shows security footage of a “vagrant juvenile” (Eleven) grabbing the waffle boxes before Woods herself disappears followed by the Stranger Things logo and the theme music.
Stranger Things has received critical praise and a lot of buzz since it premiered on Netflix on July 15, and it’s high on the list of shows Netflix subscribers are watching.
According to stats provided by Symphony Advanced Media, Stranger Things was just behind Orange is the New Black and Fuller House in viewership within its first 35 days on Netflix.
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.
Season 2 is slated to premiere in 2017.