The Netflix smash hit Stranger Things rolls into production on the sequel in about three weeks. When the second season was announced it was revealed that the new season would have three new characters added to the mix — one for each generation of characters.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Sadie Sink and Dacre Mongtomery will be joining the cast as series regulars.
Sink will play Max, a tough tomboy who rides her skateboard everywhere she goes. Her complicated past has made her suspicious of those around her.
Montgomery, star of the upcoming Power Rangers reboot will play Max’s older step brother Billy — a typical 80’s jock who steals girlfriends out from their boyfriends and drives a black Camaro while he isn’t busy playing drinking games. Underneath he is said to be violent and unpredictable. Sounds like Steve’s former buddy Tommy has found his new best friend.
The new characters are said to be compelling but first and foremost in service of the core group of characters introduced in season one.
Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery have also been upgraded from their recurring roles to series regulars.
The second season will pick up with the original cast a year later and deal with the portal that is still open to the upside down.
The adventure continues in the fall of 1984.
Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix sometime in 2017.