Meet the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Cast’s Three New Characters
It was only yesterday we learned that Netflix breakout sensation Stranger Things would officially bring us back to Hawkins for a Stranger Things 2, and already the town is starting to expand. New casting calls reveal three significant new additions, including a new girl for the young group of friends, and a majorly mysterious avenger.
TVLine scored the first official casting breakdowns for Stranger Things 2 (or Season 2, whatever we’re calling this thing), which include a young tomboy likely to catch the Dungeons & Dragons players’ attention, along with her bad boy older brother. The Hollywood Reporter provided a fuller description, which also includes the mysterious open role of what sounds like a monster-hunter:
Max is a tough and confident 13-year-old female whose appearance, behavior and pursuits are more typical of boys than of girls in the era. She has a complicated history and a difficult relationship with her stepbrother, Billy, that’s made her protective of her past and generally suspicious of those around her. She’s also good on a skateboard, which she uses to get around pretty much everywhere.
Billy is a super muscular, overconfident 17-year-old. He’s so captivating and edgy that there are rumors flying around that he killed someone at a school he attended in the past. Billy steals peoples’ girlfriends, is a drinking-game pro and drives a black Camaro. But his violent and unpredictable nature shows itself to those closest to him, especially to ones who are younger than he is.
Roman, meanwhile, is described as a male or a female of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 and 38. After growing up homeless with a drug-addicted mother, he or she suffered a great loss at an early age and has been seeking revenge ever since. Roman is ultimately an outsider who doesn’t understand how to connect with people.
Moreover, the casting call included a brief synopsis for the sequel series:
When terrifying supernatural forces once again begin to affect Hawkins, they realize Will’s disappearance was only the beginning. And so the adventure continues …
Elsewhere of Stranger Things Season 2, we know shooting will take place in Atlanta from roughly October to April for a 2017 premiere. The story will pick up in the fall of 1984, while creators Matt and Ross Duffer have teased a James Cameron sequel influence in crafting the second chapter. We’ll also learn more about the Demogorgon and Upside Down, as teased in our exclusive concept art piece.
More details will surely arrive as we approach October, but how might Stranger Things Season 2's three new players factor into the ongoing tale?