‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Adds New Mystery Kids, Familiar Faces
Stranger Things isn’t the type for a Hollywood who’s-who, other than major stars like Winona Ryder and David Harbour, but Season 2 is nonetheless getting stranger by the minute. Not only do we have two Power-ful new additions to the cast, but also confirmation on which existing cast members we’ll be seeing more of next year.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, first on the docket for Stranger Things
Season 2 is upping Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp from recurring to series regular in their respective roles of Steve Harrington and Will Byers. Keery spent the summer gaining higher profile with his Parks and Recreation lookalike, while Schnapp’s Will Byers was … understandably absent from the majority of Season 1, Demogorgon-kidnap victim and all.
Beyond that, Sadie Sink and Power Rangers star Dacre Montgomery have been added to the cast in regular roles, outlined below:
Sink will play Max, a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behavior and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era. She has a complicated history and is generally suspicious of those around her.
Montgomery 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 drives a black Camaro. But lurking under his apparent charisma, is a violent and unpredictable nature.
Not yet cast is the role of Roman, previously described below:
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.
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.
Casting presumably continues, but what else should we look for on the road to Stranger Things Season 2?