Included below, these descriptions are more an overview of each personality and how they interact with one another – Billy, for instance, is Max’s bullish step-brother – and it’ll be some time yet before we get an understanding of how these newcomers interact with the residents of Hawkins that Netflix subscribers have grown to love.
Plus, given that one of the nine episodes titles is “The Lost Brother,” there are plenty of intriguing questions still to be answered as the Netflix Original preps for its second run on the airwaves. Will’s disappearance was only the beginning, it seems. You can find the casting calls for Max, Billy and Roman, below.
Max is a tough and confident 13-year-old female whose appearance, behavior and pursuits are more typical of boys than of girls in the era. She has a complicated history and has a difficult relationship with her step-brother Billy that’s made her protective of her past and generally suspicious of those around her. She’s also good on a skateboard, which she uses to get around pretty much everywhere.
Max’s step-brother Billy is a super muscular, overconfident 17-year-old. He’s so captivating and edgy that there are rumors flying around that he killed someone at a past school he attended. Billy steals peoples’ girlfriends, is a drinking game pro and drives a black Camaro. But his violent and unpredictable nature shows itself to those closest to him, especially to ones who are younger than he is.
Roman, meanwhile, is described as a male or a female of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 and 38. After growing up homeless with a drug-addicted mother, he or she suffered a great loss at an early age and has been seeking revenge ever since. Roman is ultimately an outsider who doesn’t understand how to connect with people.
Comprised of nine episodes in total – up one from the inaugural run of eight installments – expect Stranger Things to return for a second season of supernatural goodness and ’80s nostalgia in 2017.