I’ve had my eye on Netflix’s Stranger Things since the moment it was first announced as Montauk, with only an intriguing description and Matt and Ross Duffer attached. After dazzling us all with its gorgeous first season and an excellently cast group of actors, we’re all practically drooling for news about its follow-up season, which producer Shawn Levy said is being eyed as “more of a sequel than a second season.” Picking up Things in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, circa 1984 — about a year after the events of Season 1 — the townsfolk believe things are back to normal. But as any fan of supernaturalities (hey, can we make a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-type Stranger Things song out of that?) knows, after-normalcy is a fallacy. The official Season 2 tagline goes:
When terrifying supernatural forces once again begin to affect Hawkins, they realize Will’s disappearance was only the beginning, And so the adventure continues …
Levy also revealed descriptions for three new Stranger Things sequel characters: a kid of the same age as our gang, an open-gendered adult, and an older teenager, presumably a peer of Nancy and Steve:
Max: “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.”
Roman: “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.”
Billy: “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.”
Casting suggestion: I’d love to see Mud‘s Tye Sheridan take the Billy role.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix in 2017.