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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Cast, Updates: Child Actors Including Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard Spotted on Atlanta Filming Set; Shawn Levy Returns to Direct 2 Episodes
‘Stranger Things’ child stars including Gaten Matarazzo and Finn Wolfhard were recently spotted on the filming set in Atlanta, Georgia. Shawn Levy, who directed season 1’s episode 3 and 4, revealed that he will return to direct two episodes for season 2.
Photographs posted on Just Jared showed the young cast members of the popular science-fiction and horror web television series as they reunited to shoot season 2 on the filming set in Atlanta Georgia. Familiar faces include Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, and Charlie Heaton.
Matarzzo, Wolfhard, McLaughlin, and Schnapp play the young friends Dustin, Mike, Lucas, and Will, respectively. Keery plays Nancy’s boyfriend Steve while Heaton plays Will’s older brother Jonathan.
Although Millie Bobby Brown was reportedly returning to play the lost telepathic girl Eleven for the second season, she was yet to be spotted on the filming set, according to the Daily Mail. Brown was last photographed during the cast’s first table reading for season 2 together with returning cast mates as well as new additions Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.
Sink plays the suspicious young tomboy Max and Montgomery plays Max’s violent and unpredictable older brother Billy. The latest additions to the expanding cast also include Sean Astin of ‘Lord of the Rings’ fame as the character Bob Newby, Paul Reiser of ‘Aliens’ fame as the character Dr. Owen, and newcomer Linnea Berthelsen as the emotionally-damaged girl named Roman.
Meanwhile, Shawn Levy is set to return to direct two episodes in the incoming season. He directed season 1’s episode 3 and 4 and will reportedly to the same for season 2.
According to Collider, Levy revealed that filming official took place last November 7. He said, “…we are a little superstitious so just like last year, [the Duffer Brothers are] doing 1 and 2, I’m going in and doing 3 and 4. So the first four are gonna kick off exactly the same as last time… I am going to start prepping right around Thanksgiving and I’ll be filming my episodes through December and January.”
When asked about the series’ return on Netflix, Levy replied, “That I can’t say. I do have a sense of it. It was promised when we announced that we were picked up for Season 2 and we gave those chapter headings, I believe it ended with ‘Coming in 2017’ and that much is true. You can do a little bit of math, we’re not magicians so there’s no way it launches in Spring since I just admitted we started filming today, and we’re doing nine.”
‘Stranger Things’ season 2 is expected to debut on Netflix sometime in 2017. The science-fiction and horror web television series was created and executive produced by Matt and Ross Duffer.