‘Stranger Things’: How to Audition for a Speaking Role

Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown at the Netflix's season 2 premiere of 'Stranger Things' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on October 26, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

How to audition for a speaking role on Stranger Things.

Stranger Things is one of the most popular shows on television. Centering around a group of young friends in 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends who witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.

Stranger Things 4

After only a few months of their season 3 debut, Netflix has released a new teaser for the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’. The video starts with the series’ opening theme music before revealing the fourth season is coming soon. However, the footage reveals text that reads: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.”

‘Stranger Things 3’ released in July this year and ended with Will and his family moving away from the small-town. The new footage suggests the next season will no longer take place in Hawkins, Indiana. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have always stated they planed ‘Stranger Things’ to go on for four to five seasons, meaning this could be the series finale of the Netflix Original series. However, this won’t be the end for the Duffer Brothers and Netflix. The duo has signed a multi-year film and series overall deal with the service.

“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what the Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”

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Joe Keery and Gaten Matarazzo at the Netflix’s season 2 premiere of ‘Stranger Things’ held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on October 26, 2017. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)

Filming for the series takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. The first season starred Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery in recurring roles.

The series has received 31 Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series, four Golden Globe Award nominations, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016.

But, how does someone land a role on Stranger Things season 3?

According to IMDB, the series casting was done by Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein and Chase Paris.

In a recent interview, Stranger Things casting director Carmen Cuba shared tips for aspiring actors. She says,  “I find that most kids actually have a singularity to them that isn’t actually represented in kid casting. I think that traditionally kids who look a particular way—cute’ and ‘all-American’ are typical words used to describe what I mean—are encouraged to pursue acting and modeling and it results in a somewhat homogeneous representation of what a kid looks like. We definitely did not want that. We all remembered our childhood selves and wanted to replicate the awkward transitional beauty we experienced.”

For a TV series this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming new season contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

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