Stranger Things Season 4 Adds Even More New Cast Members

The next season of the Netflix series is still expected sometime in 2022.

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Stranger Things co-creators the Duffer Brothers have announced that Season 4 will add four new recurring cast members: Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E), Myles Truitt (Queen Sugar), Regina Ting Chen (Queen of the South), and Grace Van Dien (The Village). The news was broadcast during Netflix's Geeked Week event, a virtual fan-facing event revealing first looks at upcoming content.

McNulty will play Vickie, "a cool, fast-talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes." Truitt will play Patrick, "a Hawkins basketball star who has friends, talent, and a good life, until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control." Ting Chen will play Ms. Kelly, "a popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students--especially those struggling the most." Finally, Van Dien will play Chrissy, "Hawkins' High lead cheerleader and the most popular girl in school. But beneath the seemingly perfect surface lies a dark secret."

The highly anticipated next season of the Netflix series is currently in production in Atlanta, and is likely coming in 2022. As has been widely reported previously, while Season 4 was delayed considerably due to COVID-19, many in the cast and creative team have reported that the extra time has made the writing stronger. Director Shawn Levy confirmed that "the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever."

The new cast members will join an ensemble that already includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery. This recently announced new quartet of actors also join previously added actors including Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, and others.

Also so far during Geeked Week, Netflix has announced October as the release date for Locke & Key Season 2, the episode titles for Umbrella Academy Season 3, and that its live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation will debut this fall.

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