Two “Stranger Things” Lads Get Upgraded

Actors Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) have been promoted from recurring roles to regulars in the currently in production second season of Netflix’s 1980s homage meets supernatural drama “Stranger Things”.

As previously reported, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery have signed on to play siblings Max and Billy – two of the three new regular characters in the new season. The third character, named Rowan, has yet to be announced.

It’s expected Schnapp’s Will, who spent most of last season stuck in The Upside Down, will get more onscreen time. Fans continue floating wild theories about the series and its characters, one such rumor being that Will is gay. Twelve-year-old Schnapp has addressed the rumor in an Instagram post below.

So I thought it would be time to jump into the conversation. I've been reading stuff for a while. I think everyone here is missing the point. An author called Gary Schmidt came to speak at our school this week and he said that good stories aren't supposed to leave you with answers because then you never question yourself and you forget about it. A good book, or a good show leaves a lot of unanswered questions but makes you think. Which is what you are all doing. For me, Will being gay or not is besides the point. Stranger Things is a show about a bunch of kids who are outsiders and find each other because they have been bullied in some way or are different. Does being sensitive, or a loner, or a teenager who likes photography, or a girl with red hair and big glasses, make you gay? I'm only 12 but I do know we all relate to being different. And that's why I think the Duffers wrote the show the way they did. So you can ask all these questions. I hope the real answer never comes out! #dufferbrothers

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