Netflix has revealed two new characters – and the actors who’ll play them – for the second season of ’80s sci-fi homage Stranger Things.
Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will play a suspicious tomboy named Max, while Dacre Montgomery (who we’ll soon be seeing as the Red Ranger in the upcoming Power Rangers movie) will play her older, hyper-confident ladies man step-brother Billy, who hides a violent/unstable streak.
Netflix has also confirmed that season one actors Joe Kerry (who played Nancy’s boyfriend Steve Harrington) and Noah Schnapp (the no-longer missing Will Byers) will be back as series regulars for the second season.
The nine-episode, second season is coming in 2017 from series writers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer, who have confirmed that the story will return to 1984 and the small town of Hawkins, despite initial temptations to take the show into a new decade with the kids having grown up. “I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade,” says Ross Duffer. “That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here; there’s still things that are unresolved… We don’t know about Eleven. We leave that up in the air.”