The Upside Down is about to have a few new guests.
Just days after Netflix announced a second season for Stranger Things, we’ve got our hands on some new casting information that details three new characters. Showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer are reportedly looking to fill the roles of “Max,” “Roman,” and “Billy.” The first two are billed as series regulars. Billy is listed as a “potential” regular.
Max is described as a “tough and confident” female between the ages of 12 and 14 with “appearance, behavior, and pursuits” that are more typical of boys in the show’s ’80s setting. She rides a skateboard instead of a bike.
Billy is a muscular, overconfident 17-year-old who is rumored to have killed someone at his old school. He steals girlfriends, drives a black Camaro, and is “violent” and “unpredictable.”
Roman is described as a male or a female of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 and 38. The character grew up homeless with a drug-addicted mom, and spent most of his or her life seeking vengeance after suffering a huge loss. He or she is an “outsider” who doesn’t know how to deal with people.
The second season picks up in 1984, nearly a year after the Season 1 finale. And the casting information also gives us a synopsis of what’s to come: “When terrifying supernatural forces once again begin to affect Hawkins, they realize Will’s disappearance was only the beginning.”