The Netflix sci-fi/horror phenomenon Stranger Things Season 2 has kicked off production, and the whole core cast from Season 1 is back along with some new faces.
New additions to the cast include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Dacre Montgomery (the Red Ranger in the upcoming Power Rangers movie). Sink will play a suspicious tomboy named Max, while Montgomery will play her older, hyper-confident ladies man step-brother Billy, who hides a violent/unstable streak. Meanwhile, Season 1 actors Joe Kerry (who played Steve Harrington) and Noah Schnapp (who played the missing Will Byers) will be back as series regulars.
The 9-episode, 1984-set second season is coming in 2017 from series writers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer.
A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Stranger Things Season 1 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night at the Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director. Stranger Things is a Netflix original series.