Netflix has fallen into a habit of producing brilliant shows. ‘Stranger Things‘ is one such product of Netflix’s endless string of shows. Loved by people of almost all demographics, the wildly popular series first premiered on 15 July 2016 on Netflix. The sci-fi horror series opened to wide critical and commercial success, earning unprecedented ratings by the audiences. The first two seasons in total have garnered 18 Primetime Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. The cast members have become household names, just another reason for the love it receives. The series is created by the Duffer Brothers, who have cited works of auteurs like Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter as inspirations.
Stranger Things Cast: Who’s in it?
‘Stranger Things’ stars Winona Ryder in the role of Joyce Byers, a woman whose son disappears and starts a chain of events that bodes bad things for Hawkins. Ryder is a Golden Globe-winner and two times Academy Award-nominated actress. Some of her best-known roles include ‘Heathers’, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, ‘The Age of Innocence’ and ‘Girl, Interrupted’.
David Harbour plays the role of Jim Hopper, the chief of the police department. His role has gone through a considerable arc. Apart from evolving into a father figure for Eleven, it is also hinted that he and Joyce might enter a romantic relationship. Harbour is an Emmy and a Golden Globe-nominated actor. He has also worked in ‘The Newsroom’, ‘Hellboy‘, ‘Black Mass’ and ‘Revolutionary Road’.
Millie Bobby Brown plays the role of Eleven, a girl who was born with psychokinetic abilities because her mother had been experimented on during her pregnancy. She befriends four boys- Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will, who are played by Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp, respectively. The role of Nancy Wheeler is played by Natalia Dyer, while Charlie Heaton plays the role of Jonathan Byers. Joe Keery plays the role of Steve Harington, whose character arc takes a sharp turn, and for the better, in the second season. The second instalment added another girl to the group, Max Mayfield. Her character is played by Sadie Sink.
Netflix has divulged some exciting details about two new characters joining the cast. The popular streaming service announced that actors Cary Elwes and Jake Busey will appear as new characters. Elwes will take to screen as Mayor Kline, and is supposed to assume the role in a negative capacity. Busey’s character has been kept under close wraps, but Netflix has strongly hinted he’ll play a local journalist.