by Billy Nilles | Fri., Oct. 14, 2016 12:41 PM
The town of Hawkins, Indiana just got a little bit more crowded.
Two of the new faces coming to Stranger Things season two have been revealed, with brothers and co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer enlisting Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery as series regulars, Netflix has announced.
Sink will play Max, a tough and confident girl with the look, behavior, and interests more typical of boys of the mid-'80s era. (Read: Tomboy.) With a complicated history, she's generally suspicious of everyone around her.
Montgomery will appear as Billy, Max's extremely confident and edgy older step-brother. He's not afraid to steal girlfriends from their boyfriends, kicks butt at drinking games, and drives a black Camaro. However, underneath all that apparent charisma lies a violent and unpredictable nature.
Prior to announcing Sink's casting, the Duffer brothers commented on the wide net they cast to find just the right actress to bring Max to life. "We did a wide, wide search for one new kid that we're adding," Matt told THR. "She's a cool new character.
Only one new character for season two remains to be cast, the adult role of Roman. Designed to be a series regular, Roman has been described as a male or female of any ethnicity between the ages of 30 and 38. Vague, we know.
The newcomers aren't the only casting news Netflix has up its sleeve. The streaming giant also announced that season one breakouts Joe Keery (Steve) and Noah Schnapp (Will) have been promoted from recurring guest stars to series regulars, which makes sense considering Will's back form the Upside Down this season and Steve took the internet by storm—and not just because he's most likely Parks and Recreation fave Jean-Ralphio Saperstein's (Ben Schwartz) real dad.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix for season two in 2017.