Dacre Montgomery, one of the newest additions to the cast of Stranger Things has been teased as the human villain of season two.
The actor may have led the Power Rangers in recent reboot on the silver screen, but The Duffer Brothers have cast the young leading man in a much darker, supporting role for the new season in which he plays Billy — a typical 80’s jock who steals girlfriends out from their boyfriends and drives a black Camaro while he isn’t busy playing drinking games. Underneath he is said to be violent and unpredictable.
On Tuesday night in Beverly Hills at Netflix’s FYSee Space event, the cast and creators of the series offered plenty of interesting tidbits about the upcoming season. As for Montgomery being cast in the role Billy, Matt Duffer explained to Mashable that Montgomery’s good guy looks helped hi land him the role:
“He’s not a good guy. That’s what we liked about him. He looks like he should be the lead in Power Rangers but I like taking that and making him a terrible person. It was fun. He’s the human villain.”
In the new season, Billy has a step-sister named Max — played by Broadway actress Sadie Sink — who is set to join the young monster squad on their second adventure as they go up against new threats in the upside down. Max has been described as a tough tomboy who rides her skateboard everywhere she goes. Her complicated past has made her suspicious of those around her.
We learned yesterday that Max is not a replacement for Eleven (who is confirmed to return) and that The Duffer Brothers are quite aware that audiences may be initially resistant to a new kid joining the group, so much that it’s something the series will play into this year as not everyone in the group is going to on board with Max tagging along for the new adventure.
Finn Wolfhard, who plays the groups leader, Mike Wheeler, offered some insight into how Max will impact the group revealing that the tomboy skater punk may end up teaching the boys a thing or two:
“She’s this sort of tomboy, badass little skateboarder punk. She shows the boys that you can be a lot more inviting.”
Matt Duffer added that finding the right actress to join the group was a challenge but that Sink crushed it in the second season:
“It’s tough because you’re looking for another kid to join this group of kids who are already incredible,” Matt teases. “Sadie knocked it out of the park.”
Stranger Things 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp. The series has also added Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Brett Gelman (Jobs), and Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen into the mix as well.
Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix this Halloween. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Stranger Things as we learn it.
‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1
Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to ’80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.
Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.
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