As it gears up for production on its third season, Variety is reporting that Netflix’s Stranger Things has added Maya Hawke (Little Women) to its cast as one of the new leads, as well as upping Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair) to a recurring role.
The site reports that Hawke “‘will play an alternative girl’ bored with her mundane day job. She seeks excitement in her life and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins, Ind.”
Lucas’ younger sister Erica meanwhile will find herself on “a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous new threat”, where she’ll be joined by an army of her own friends.
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
The first two seasons of Stranger Things are available now on Netflix and feature a cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Shannon Purser, Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Linnea Berthelsen, Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery and Brett Gelman.