Three new characters will join Stranger Things when it returns in 2017.
Last week it was confirmed Stranger Things will return for a second season next year. While we all guess on what will happen next, it’s been revealed that casting is already underway.
TVLine obtained casting intel that shows the Duffer Brothers are adding three key characters to Stranger Things. Although we already knew the pair planned on introducing new characters, we now have an insight to who they are.
The three new faces joining Stranger Things are Max, Billy and Roman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR obtained a casting breakdown of each new character.
“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.”. Max is likely to be a very important character, with one of the next seasons episodes titled “MadMax.” Some fans fear she could be a replacement for Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven. This worry has been heightened by the Duffer Brothers saying El’s return is “still up in the air.”
The next character is Billy, Max’s stepbrother, and from the description he sounds likely to be Steve Harrington’s rival.
“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.”
Finally, we have Roman, the most mysterious new addition.
“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.”
It will be interesting to see the new characters, as well as returning to the old ones following last seasons events. As we reported, the second season will take place in the fall of 1984, almost a year after the first. This time there’ll be nine new episodes to look forward to.
Season 2 is expected to serce as a “sequel”. Executive Producer Dan Cohen told Yahoo! the new season will be “bigger and badder and darker.”
Check out the video announcement for Season 2 and scroll down to see the episode list in full.
Stranger Things Season 2 Episode List.
The Boy Who Came Back To Life
The Pumpkin Patch
The Secret Cabin
The Lost Brother
Stay tuned for more information on Stranger Things season 2, and let us know what you think of the new additions to the cast.