‘Stranger Things’: Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen & Grace Van Dien Join The Cast
‘Stranger Things‘ will be getting four new faces as Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen & Grace Van Dien join the cast in recurring roles for Season 4.
A love letter to the ‘80s classic genre films that captivated a generation, ‘Stranger Things’ is a thrilling drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy vanishes into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are pulled into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world to a powerful yet sinister realm. Friendships will be tested and lives will be altered as what they discover will change Hawkins and possibly the world — forever.
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’) joins 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’) portrays Chrissy, Hawkins’ High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret.
To remind you where we left things last season, the ‘The Battle of Starcourt’ saw the gang take down the Mind Flayer, but apparently lose Hopper (David Harbour) in the process. Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and a (now powerless) Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) are moving out of Hawkins, and say a tearful goodbye to Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer). Meanwhile, in the snowy Russian wasteland of Kamchatka, they have a captive Demogorgon… and an “American”… who is a very much alive Hopper!
These four join a host of other, previously announced, new faces this season which includes:
Jamie Campbell Bower (‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’, ‘Sweeney Todd’) as Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter finally take a stand?
Eduardo Franco (‘Booksmart’, ‘The Binge’) playing Argyle, Jonathan’s new best friend, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza
Joseph Quinn (‘Catherine the Great’, ‘Howards End’) portraying Eddie Munson, an audacious 80’s metalhead who runs The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High’s official D&D club. Hated by those who don’t understand him – and beloved by those who do – Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicentre of this season’s mystery.
Sherman Augustus (‘Into the Badlands’, ‘Westworld’) as Lt. Colonel Sullivan. An intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all
Mason Dye (‘Bosch’, ‘The Goldbergs’) playing Jason Carver. Jason seemingly has it all – he’s handsome, he’s rich, he’s a sports star, and he’s dating the most popular girl in school. But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason’s perfect world begins to unravel
Nikola Djuricko (‘Genius’, ‘In The Land of Blood and Honey’) portraying Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter
The legendary Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, ‘V’ Television Series) as Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s
And Tom Wlaschiha (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Jack Ryan’) playing Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper. Dmitri is smart, cunning, and charming… but can he be trusted?
One last bit of casting – It seems Matthew Modine will be returning as Dr. Martin Brenner, the man who ran the Hawkins National Laboratory where he performed experiments on children with psychokinetic abilities. Based on the last little clip released, it seems he may appear in flashback, but then, this is ‘Stranger Things’, so who really knows!
Since its release in 2016, the global phenomenon ‘Stranger Things’ has garnered over 65 award wins and 175 award nominations, including those from the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, BAFTA, a Peabody Award, AFI Program of the Year, the People’s Choice Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and many others. The three-time Emmy Award Nominee for Best Drama is one of Netflix’s most watched titles, with Season 3 alone amassing 40.7 million household accounts in its first four days — more than any other Netflix film or series in that timeframe — and 64 million member households in the first four weeks.
‘Stranger Things’, which was created by The Duffer Brothers and is produced by Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment, is currently underway on its fourth season. The Duffer Brothers serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment, and Iain Paterson.
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