‘Stranger Things’ Adds Two More, Deepening Mystery

By October 17, 2016


The cast of Netflix’s surprise hit drama Stranger Things is getting bigger, while two other actors will apparently stick around for a while.

sadiesinkThe series has cast Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery for its second season. Sink’s character, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is Max, a “tough and confident girl” who comes off as a bit of a tomboy. She brings a “complicated history” which will not make her immediately accepted by those she interacts with.

Montgomery, on the other hand, will play her almost polar opposite. His character, Billy, will be Max’s stepbrother who “steals girlfriends away from their boyfriends” and drives around Hawkins, Indiana, in a black Camaro. However, there is a dark side to Billy, according to THR, where we’ll see a “violent and unpredictable nature.”

For a young actress, Sink already has an impressive resume. She debuted on the FX show The Americans in 2013, but then played Suzanne Ballard in American Odyssey. She also made a stop on the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

dacreThe Australian-born Montgomery also is pretty new to the television scene, but could become a big name really fast as he plays Jason Lee Scott (the Red Ranger) in Lionsgate’s upcoming Power Rangers.

The new casting also comes with some promotions. Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp, who play Steve Harrington and Will Byers, have both been bumped up to regulars after spending the first season as recurring.

Stranger Things merges 1980s nostalgia with a horror thriller for Netflix, developed by Matt and Ross Duffer. The first season starts on the disappearance of a boy, but then becomes far more complicated, especially when a young girl with telekinetic abilities shows up in the small Indiana town.

That girl, played by Millie Bobby Brown, recently hired Beverly Hills-based William Morris Endeavor Entertainment to represent her. Brown’s search for an agent made news earlier this month when reports surfaced that her father, Robert Brown, was demanding a $100,000 signing bonus.

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