There’s a new face in Hawkins, Indiana, and hers will be an important one.
Season 3’s cast has reportedly grown again. star Francesca Reale has been cast as a character named Heather, reports. The actress is set for a recurring role that is reportedly major. Deadline describes Reale’s character as “a popular lifeguard at the Hawkins Community Pool who becomes the centerpiece of a dark mystery.”
The mystery of Season 3 is still, well, a mystery at this point. Show creators Matt and Ross Duffer are picking up a year after the events of Season 2, which saw the small, fictional Indiana town threatened by a monster known as the Mind Flayer. The Duffers have been tight-lipped about the adventures ahead, but we do know that they plan to shake up Hawkins with the addition of new characters.
Reale’s acting experience includes two seasons in a supporting role on Netflix’s “Haters Back Off.” She plays Emily, the sister of the lead character, Miranda (Colleen Ballinger). Now that she’s joined “Stranger Things,” she’ll get to be part of a cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, and Gaten Matarazzo, among others.
“Stranger Things” Season 3 is expected to premiere in 2019.