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Three new characters coming to 'Stranger Things'

The second season of the runaway Netflix hit will be set in 1984 and will be a direct sequel to the nostalgia-drenched original.
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If, like everyone at Esquire Philippines and the Netflix-streaming world, you've devoured the first season of Stranger Thingsyou'll be pleased to know that plans are afoot to add some brand new cast members to the upcoming sequel. (Read: Our Stranger Things review in the September 2016 issue.)

According to a detailed casting call released by The Hollywood Reporter, producers are looking to add two characters who will join the main cast next season called Max and Roman. Max is supposedly a 13-year-old tomboy who likes skateboarding. Roman's gender hasn't been disclosed, but he or she is in their 30s and is seeking revenge after a tough childhood with a drug-addicted mother.

Finally, there's Billy, who is 17 and the kind of person who "steals people's girlfriends" and drives a Black Camaro. (These casting calls pick out the most peculiar set of traits.) And, according to THR, has a "violent and unpredictable nature that shows itself to those closest to him, especially to ones who are younger than him." Well.

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Beyond a ridiculously cryptic teaser, not much else is known about season 2, although it's been confirmed that it will be set in 1984—a year on from the original—and will be a direct sequel to the nostalgia-drenched original.

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We do, however, know that the tagline that accompanies the casting call reads: "When terrifying supernatural forces once again begin to affect Hawkins, they realise Will's disappearance was only the beginning." Guess we're going to see more of those slugs.

This story by FINLAY RENWICK originally appeared on Esquire.co.ukMinor edits have been made by the EsquireMag.ph editors.

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