"Stranger Things" recently got a Golden Globe nod as it was recently nominated for Best TV Series (Drama), and veteran actress Winona Ryder also got a Best Actress (Drama) nomination for her role in the series.
The official Twitter page of "Stranger Things" even posted a video of the four "Stranger Things" boys (Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp) celebrating after the show was announced to be nominated for the prestigious award.
The producers and the cast of "Stranger Things" have been unsurprisingly tight-lipped about the upcoming second season of the series, although there have been bits of news that have been circulating.
In a recent update from E! News, they revealed that during the 70th-anniversary event of UNICEF, Millie Bobby Brown, who played Eleven in the series, was asked what she wanted to see happen on the second season of "Stranger Things," especially for her character, Eleven. The breakout star didn't mince words as she replied with, "I don't know. Something with Romeo Beckham."
As early as November, it has been confirmed that the cast and crew of "Stranger Things" are already back in production. Fans will be happy to note that Brown, Wolfhard, Matarazzo, McLaughlin, and Schnapp will be returning to reprise their roles as Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, and Will Byers.
New actors have also been confirmed to be joining the "Stranger Things" cast for season 2. The first two new cast members to be announced for the second season were Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, who will be playing Max and Billy, respectively. Max is a bit of a tomboy with a complicated past, while Billy is a cool and engaging kid with a dark side.
Three other actors were also confirmed for "Stranger Things" season 2: Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Linnea Berthelsen. Astin will be playing Bob Newby, a guy who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour). Reiser will play a Department of Energy staff member, Dr. Owens, who was tasked to cover up the things that happened in the first season, while Berthelsen will play Roman, a troubled young woman that is somehow connected to the mysterious lab that Eleven came from.