Are you looking for your next audition? If so, we have some great news for you! Netflix’s Stranger Things season 2 is now casting three new major speaking roles.
Starting 2017, Netflix’s Stranger Things will release nine episodes and there are going to be some new additions to the cast. The show’s creators The Duffer Brothers have said that four new characters will join the returning cast in the next season, and a casting breakdown has just revealed the descriptions of three of them.
The descriptions, as recounted by The Hollywood Reporter, are as follows:
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.
Set in the fall of 1984, Stranger Things season 2 will start filming next month with production to last until April. In addition, the casting breakdown revealed the storyline for season 2.
When terrifying supernatural forces once again begin to affect Hawkins, they realize Will’s disappearance was only the beginning. And so the adventure continues…”
Stay tuned for casting calls, audition tips and more news. We will keep you updated as soon as that information is publicly released.
Update (Friday, September 9th): Fieldstein and Paris casting are not casting these roles.