“Stranger Things” became the breakout hit of the summer as the show featured ’80s nostalgia, a gripping storyline, Winona Ryder, and the debut of talented child actors Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Millie Bobby Brown. The latter particularly impressed critics and viewers with her portrayal of Eleven, a child possessing unusual powers. While the character seemed to have disappeared in the finale, a new report claims that Brown will be back to reprise her role in season 2 of the Netflix series.
According to TVLine, sources confirmed that Brown will be back as Eleven in season 2. The media outlet reports that a Netflix representative has declined to comment on the matter.
It appears as though the young actress has inadvertently admitted her involvement in the second season of the show in a new interview. Speaking with “Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler for Interview magazine, Brown said that she is looking forward to going back to work.
“I cannot wait to go back to work,” said Brown. “It’s like I crave it, and when I get on set it’s not just that I love what I do I love meeting new people. The crew, it’s like being around my family, and I know them very well. It’s really nice to go to work every day.”
Meanwhile, executive producer Shawn Levy was asked about the news of Brown’s return, but Levy remained mum about the subject, telling i09, “I cannot comment. You can say, ‘The normally verbose Levy went suddenly monosyllabic.’ Soon enough, be patient.”
The new season will be comprised of nine episodes and will see the return of Dustin, Mike and Lucas, as well as Ryder’s Joyce. The upcoming installment will also feature new characters Max (Sadie Sink), described as a tough and confident girl who has a complicated history, and Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Max’s older stepbrother who is said to be edgy and hyper-confident.
“Stranger Things” season 2 premieres on Netflix in 2017.