'Stranger Things' season 2 release date, spoilers, news: Six new characters to make their debut


The cast of Netflix’s breakout hit “Stranger Things” continues to expand with the addition of more characters making their debut in season 2 of the nostalgic horror drama set in a small town in Indiana during 1980s.

According to The Telegraph, viewers will get to meet six more faces in addition to the regular mainstays who will return alongside Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven.

The new cast members include Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen as Roman, described as “an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child.” It is believed that she is the opposite of Eleven as even though she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the laboratory.

Moreover, Sean Astin will portray the role of Bob Newby, “a kindhearted former nerd” who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour). He now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack.

On the other hand, Paul Reiser is touted to have the part of the new villain in the wake of Dr. Brenner’s (Matthew Modine) rumored absence. He plays the role of Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy tasked with a clean-up assignment in the government’s attempt to contain the events of last year.

Meanwhile, Comedian Brett Gelman will become Murray Bauman a disgraced journalist turned conspiracy theorist who is investigating a cold case and potentially the supernatural events that suddenly turned up in town.

Earlier this year, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery were tapped to join the ensemble. The former will play Max, a tough and confident girl whose appearance and behavior are more typical of boys than girls in their era. The latter was cast as Billy, Max’s hyper-confident and edgy older step-sibling. He is said to steal girlfriends away from their boyfriends, great at drinking games and drives a black Camaro. Lying underneath his charismatic appearance are violent and unpredictable tendencies.

Season 2 of “Stranger Things” is expected to arrive sometime in 2017.