Stranger Things season 3 casting news: Priah Ferguson returns, Maya Thurman-Hawke joins the cast

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One brand new character, and one returning favorite for Stranger Things season 3.

It was only a few days ago that we learned about three brand new roles that were laid out for Stranger Things season 3. That’s not to say those were the only new roles that the Duffer brothers were looking for. Today, two characters were announced for Stranger Things season 3. One is brand new, the other a returning favorite.

Let’s start with who’s new, shall we? First things first, this doesn’t match any of the previously speculated characters. No Major Larry Kline, Bruce, or Patricia Brown here. Maya Thurman-Hawke has been cast as a series regular in the role of “Robin.” Maya is of course the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, though she’s been making her name recently on her own.

Maya Thurman-Hawke can currently be seen as the lead role of “Jo March” in the BBC and Masterpiece’s highly anticipated miniseries adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel LITTLE WOMEN, which premiered in the UK in December, 2017 and will air on PBS in the USA in May, 2018. Maya stars opposite Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson and Michael Gambon, and won the role as her first professional acting job. Maya most recently wrapped shooting the independent film LADYWORLD, directed by Amanda Kramer, and is attached to the lead role in Myna Joseph’s forthcoming feature film CHARLOTTE XVI.

Robin is described as:

Robin is an alternative girl who is equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life… and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins.

Up next, is news that I’m sure many of us were waiting to hear: Priah Ferguson has been cast as a recurring star, reprising her role as Lucas’ little sister, Erica Sinclair. A little more about Priah:

Priah Ferguson is an American actress born in Atlanta, Georgia. She started her acting career at the age of four. She performed in short local plays, then shortly after, she was signed to an Atlanta based talent agency called People Store. Her first break came when she co-starred in award winning FX show Atlanta created by Donald Glover. From there, she co-starred in the PBS scripted show Mercy Street, then co-starred in VH1’s Daytime Divas with Tichina Arnold. Her breakout role as “Erica Sinclair” for Stranger Things really has made her a household name. By playing Lucas’ sassy little sister, she became the scene-stealer for the series’ second season. In addition to her success in TV, she also held leading and supporting roles in award winning short films and web series. She got her inspiration to act from the movie Crooklyn and Daddy’s Little Girls. Priah is involved in her community where she’s been a spokeskid for United Way of Greater Atlanta for two years.

We’ve also gotten a hint about what Erica Sinclair will be up to once Season 3 starts:

Lucas’ strong-willed little sister returns, only this time with an army of friends. No longer content with sitting on the sidelines, Erica finds herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat.

No news yet on the Major Larry Kline, Bruce, or Patricia Brown fronts, but it’s nice to get an idea of who we’ll be seeing in Stranger Things season 3. Are you excited to see more Erica Sinclair and get to know Robin when the Netflix Original series returns? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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