Netflix officially announced that its hit show Stranger Things is adding four new stars to its already talented and adored cast.
Warning: season three spoilers at the end of the article!
As part of its Geeked Week celebration, Netflix released the casting information for the show’s fourth season. Joining the current cast is Amybeth McNulty, Grace Van Dien, Myles Truitt, and Regina Ting Chen.
According to Deadline, McNulty will play Vicky, a “cool” and “fast-talking” band geek who attracts one of the show’s main characters. She previously starred in the beloved Netflix series Anne with an E as the lead character, Anne Shirley.
Van Dien is cast as Chrissy, who is lead cheerleader for Hawkins High and “the most popular girl in school.” However, she’s hiding a dark secret. The actress’s other professional credits include The Village and The Umbrella Academy.
Truitt is starring as basketball champion Patrick. His comfortable life suddenly turned upside down when some major, unpredictable events cause everything to fly out of his control. Truitt will also be featured in the upcoming series Black Mafia Family.
Finally, Ting Chen will play a compassionate, motherly guidance counselor named Ms. Kelly. She cares for all her students, but especially the ones who are struggling even worse than others. Recently, she starred in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Black Lightning, Queen of the South, and Watchmen.
Since the premiere of Stranger Things Season Three, fans have been anxiously (and impatiently) awaiting to see what awaits the residents of Hawkins, Indiana. From the few teasers that Netflix already released prior to Geeked Week, we know that Chief Hopper (David Harbour) will return, and did not die at the end of the third season like some feared. We also saw the possibility that Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine), Eleven’s “Papa” might appear again.
The fourth season was initially set for release in 2021, but is now delayed due to complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, we should expect to see our favorite 80s supernatural, sci-fi, and thriller show return in 2022.