‘Stranger Things’ Season Two Continues To Take Shape With The Casting Breakdown For Three New Characters
It’s been a big week for Stranger Things. They announced season 2. They told us what to expect in season 2. The kids went on Fallon. The little British girl who plays Eleven flawlessly rapped an entire Nicki Minaj verse. It’s pretty much been The 25 Days of Christmas except it’s only been four days and it’s been about Stranger Things. Honestly, I was pretty content not getting any new information coming out of that camp for a number of weeks. Thankfully, the crew rounded it out to an even five days and released new information about the previously announced new characters coming next season.
“According to a casting breakdown obtained by THR, the show’s creative team — led by creators Matt and Ross Duffer — is looking for at least three actors to board the sci-fi thriller and play characters new to Hawkins named Max, Roman and Billy. Both Max and Roman are billed as series regulars, while Billy is listed as a potential series regular.
Max is a 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.
Billy is 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.
Roman, meanwhile, is described as a 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.”
Look, I’m into all of this. A new girl-power character that probably has a horrible home-life? Her questionably psycho older brother? An undoubtedly psycho adult that pretty much sounds like he’s some sort of vagrant serial killer? Plus, we get Will and his slug-tongue already running around? Sure, maybe it’s too much for one season, but I’m optimistic. I have a feeling the hype train will slow down on this one soon, just at the risk of giving too much away too early. But then, I also didn’t expect to get this much new information all in the same week, so I guess anything really is possible at this point.