Stranger Things 4 is reportedly looking to cast four new roles for the upcoming season.
Very much indeed remains mysterious about season 4, but fans perhaps may glean a few clues from a report by TVLine describing four new characters being added to the cast. The new characters reportedly are all male, and three of them are teenagers. Intriguingly, the one adult character is said to have characteristics that suggest he may be involved with the Russian prison storyline teased at the end of season 3.
As for the three teen characters, one is described as a “metalhead,” one as an “entitled jock” and the other as a “stoner” cut from the same cloth as Sean Penn’s Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Indeed, the three characters reflect types that make a lot of sense in a show that not only is set in the ‘80s but relentlessly pays homage to that decade and its signature film and TV tropes. It would not be a surprise to see the three new teen characters figuring heavily in the adventures of the Byers family and Eleven as they try to settle in and make new friends in their home away from Hawkins. Eleven joining a Breakfast Club-type crew with a rocker, a jock and a pothead would no doubt make for some great laughs (though the last time the show gave Eleven new, edgy friends it didn’t go over well).
A representative from Netflix declined to comment on the report.
Since production on the new season has not yet started, there is a possibility these new characters might be altered or scrapped entirely before shooting begins. Season four of the hit Netflix show is not expected to wrap filming until August next year, meaning new episodes will not premiere until sometime after summer 2020.