The second season of Netflix’s hit original series, Stranger Things, premiered a few days ago, and while it features many of our favourite characters, there are also a few new faces. Read on to learn about the new characters (with minor spoilers) and if you haven’t watched the second season, get on it as the Duffer Brothers have really outdone themselves.
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Kali (Linnea Berthelsen)
Kali is the first new addition to appear in Season 2 and she is the eighth child to come out of the Hawkins lab and she was also in the same room as Eleven. She is introduced into the series in the opening scene of the first episode, and her power is to control what people can see, which she does to Eleven at one point so she can convince her to stay. Kali also aids Eleven in being able to strengthen and control her powers further by using anger and bad memories. Her character is referred to as Kali, Roman, and Eight.
Linnea is a relatively new actress, but we can be certain she will be popping up more after her role in Stranger Things.
Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman)
Murray Bauman is seen with Chief Hopper in the police station, talking conspiracy theories about a Russian girl gone missing and the absences of Barbara Holland. This former journalist turn detective, doesn’t appear too much throughout the series, however, he does play a key role.
Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery)
Billy Hargrove is the step sibling of Maxine and their family has just come from California. Transferring to Hawkins sees him assume the role of the new tough guy as the producers said they wanted a human villain, and that is exactly what he is. Naturally Steve is no longer the “cool guy”, so tension arises between them. (P.S—Did Stranger Things just find Zac Efron’s doppelgänger?)
Dacre has starred in Power Rangers (2017) and A Few Less Men.
Maxine Hargrove (Sadie Sink)
Maxine Hargrove, or more commonly known as Max, is the younger step sibling of Billy. She’s also known as MadMax at the arcade as she manages to beat Dustin’s high score for Dig Dug. Max joins the group and she is mainly treated as outcast, especially by Mike, however, Both Dustin and Lucas are interested in her. Unfortunately for Dustin, Lucas gets the girl and the pair share a dance at the end of the second season.
Sadie has starred in American Odyssey and The Glass Castle.
Bob Newby (Sean Astin)
Bob Newby is Joyce Byers new boyfriend in Season 2. He plays a key role of being an almost father figure for Will, and even helps out with the demogorgon. Along with sympathising with Will’s condition, he cares significantly for Joy and Bob becomes a brave character. Just like the first season with Barb, people are demanding #JusticeForBob.
Sean has starred in The Goonies and The Lord of The Rings.
Dr. Sam Owens (Paul Reiser)
Dr. Sam Owens is the man who tries to fix it all, but only ends up making it worse. He works beside Chief Hopper and assists with helping Will get back on his feet throughout the series, but he also works at Hawkins Lab. Dr. Owens plays both a villain and a heron in the season, despite being a rather hopeless doctor the majority of the time. Since the series is set in the eighties, his character seems to really emphasise the time in which it is set by ensuring his character stays true to what they would have known at that time.
Paul has starred in Aliens (1986) and Whiplash.
Perhaps Aliens and The Goonies will feature in the third season of Stranger Things? Now won’t that be interesting!