New To The Upside Down: Stranger Things Expands Its Characters In Season Two

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

I, like many of the population of the world, were a little excited aboutĀ Stranger ThingsĀ returning for a second season next year. But we all know that when I say a little excited, I mean totally fangirling about the news am I right?

Even though news that Netflix have renewed the hit series for a second season has only broken in the last few days, the show’s creators, The Duffer Brothers, have already begun the casting process for some new characters.

TVLine has reported that casting has already begun for a handful of new characters for the eagerly awaited second season. One of these characters is Max, who according to the site is, “is a ‘tough and confident’ 12-14 year-old female whose ‘appearance, behaviour and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era.’ Max eschews Hawkins’ primary mode of transportation – the bicycle – for a skateboard, which she uses to get around everywhere.”

Just by the description of the character, I imagine that Max will be a force to be reckoned with while also being a great addition to Hawkins. By her age, I think it’s safe to assume that Max will have a relationship with the four amigos Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will. Maybe they will invite her over for game nights! Judging by the fact that the title of the season premiere is “MadMax”, it looks like Max is going to play a big role this season.

One of the other characters being introduced is Max’s older brother Billy, who is “very muscular and hyper-confident” and also drives a Camaro. The third and final new character is the “thirtysomething gender-neutral role of ‘Roman’.”

According to TVLine, Roman “suffered a great loss at an early age and has been seeking revenge ever since.” And yes I totally think that The Upside Down has something to do with Roman’s loss and revenge but we will just have to wait to find out more.

As we know, the second series will take place a year later, starting in the fall of 1984 where we will get to see how our favourite characters are doing since the events in the first season. Many of the original characters are returning however, Eleven’s involvement is still a mystery as the Duffer Brothers said that her involvement was “up in the air”, right now, but time will tell!

We can expect more updates in the coming months, but until then, rewatch anyone??

Kayleigh Falvey