Two new ‘Stranger Things’ characters revealed

And another two existing cast members have been upgraded to series regulars

Two new additions to the Stranger Things cast have been revealed.

Netflix recently confirmed that it has renewed Stranger Things for a second season. Season two will feature nine episodes, one more than the first, launching on Netflix at a date in 2017 which has yet to be announced.

Creators the Duffer Brothers have already said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that season two will introduce four new characters and “venture a little bit outside of Hawkins” as well as exploring more of The Upside Down.

Now The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled two of these new characters. Australian actor Dacre Montgomery, soon to be seen in the Power Rangers reboot movie, will play Max’s older step-brother, Billy. His character is said to be “a classic girlfriend-stealing bad boy”.

Meanwhile, child actress Sadie Sink – who has previously guested in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit – will play Max, who is described as “a tomboy with a complicated history and a suspicious streak”.

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In addition, two of season one’s recurring characters, Joe Keery’s Steve and Noah Schnapp’s Will Byers, have been upgraded to series regulars for season two.

“We’ll be doing more than just a rehash of season one,” the show’s executive producer Dan Cohen said recently. “We’re coming back with a few new characters, expanding storylines and mythologies, so it’ll feel like the stakes are raised and more is going on and really delivering on the promise and pushing for more.”