TV fans around the world are anxious to return to Hawkins, Indiana for the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things. While we still don't know exactly when Netflix is planning to bring the series back, it has been revealed that there will be four brand new characters to meet when we do get to explore Hawkins again. During the third day of Netflix Geeked Week on Wednesday morning, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer joined the broadcast to announce four new characters and the actors that will be playing them.
Amybeth McNulty, who starred in Netflix's Anne with an E, was the first to be revealed as a part of the new season's cast. McNulty actually popped in to say hello with the Duffer Brothers from the set of the show. McNulty is being joined by Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien in Season 4. All of the actors will be playing recurring characters.
Myles Truitt aka Patrick: a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life…until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control. pic.twitter.com/iW137r87Lm— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) June 9, 2021
McNulty is playing a band nerd who will have a potential romantic story with one of the main characters. Truitt plays a basketball star who stumbles into life-changing events, Ting Chen will be a guidance counselor at Hawkins High School, and Ven Dien will be playing a cheerleader with a dark secret.
Grace Van Dien aka Chrissy: Hawkins’ High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret. pic.twitter.com/cMjPrQdmqw— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) June 9, 2021
Netflix released photos of the new cast members along with the descriptions of their characters. You can check out the official descriptions below.
- Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E) will play Vickie, a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.
- Myles Truitt (Queen Sugar, Black Mafia Family) will play Patrick, a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life...until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.
- Regina Ting Chen (Queen of the South, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier) as Ms. Kelly, a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students—especially those struggling the most.
- Grace Van Dien (Charlie Says, The Village) as Chrissy, Hawkins' High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.
There's no telling exactly how most of these new characters will be tied into the existing Stranger Things stories, but there's no doubt that something is brewing out in Hawkins.
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