We’re one slimy, slithering step closer to “Stranger Things” Season 2.
The Netflix drama earned itself an enthusiastic fan base in large part thanks to the performances of Winona Ryder and four spunky kids: Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown. Now, according to Deadline, the series is adding two new young actors: Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.
Sink, who previously appeared on “American Odyssey,” 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.”
Sound familiar? It seems like Eleven might find herself a buddy next season. Montgomery, of “Power Rangers,” will fill the shoes 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.”
Whereas Max sounds like a less otherworldly version of Eleven, Billy sounds like a darker version of Steve, who managed to circumvent the ‘80s bad-boyfriend trope by overcoming his bias against Jonathan and showing himself to be a pretty decent dude. Billy, however, may not be so inclined. (Could that earn him a visit to the Upside Down?)
Per the Duffer brothers, who created the series, there will be four new characters next season ― so look out for another two newbies in the coming months. Other details are scarce, but the brothers recently told IGN that Season 2, set to debut in mid-to-late 2017, will likely “explore the repercussions of everything that happened” in Season 1.
And yes, fans, you have been heard ― there will be justice for Barb.