Released on the streaming service Netflix over the summer, Stranger Things took us to Hawkins, Indiana in 1983, where one night a young boy named Will Byers vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Sadie Sink (Who has appeared on Broadway in Annie and The Audience) will be playing the role of Max, a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behaviour and pursuits seem more typical of boys than girls of this era. She has a complicated history and is generally suspicious of those around here.
Darce Montgomery (Who will appear in the upcoming Power Rangers film early next year) will be playing the role of 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.
Also reported the same time as this casting news dropped, is that two actors from the shows first season, Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp, have been promoted to series regulars for the second season, playing Steve Harrington and Will Byers respectively. The first season also starred Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton and Matthew Modine.
The Duffer Brothers are developing nine new episodes for the second season to premiere in 2017. They’ll be joined once again by fellow executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.