Maya Hawke Joins the Cast of “Stranger Things” Season 3

Maya Hawke Thruman. Photo by Pierre Teyssot/Soevermedia/REX/Shutterstock (9428111cw)

We are slowly getting some details about Stranger Things season three. Netflix revealed via their Twitter profile on Friday that Maya Hawke, daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman is joining the cast of their hit series.

“Maya Thurman-Hawke is headed to Hawkins as Robin, an ‘alternative girl,’” wrote the streaming service in the tweet. “That is her literal character description so get ready for some angst.” According to Variety, the character of Robin “seeks excitement in her life and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins”.

This isn’t all. Priah Ferguson, who appeared in a guest role as Erica, strong-willed, little sister of Lucas, is now being promoted to a recurring member of the cast. “Erica is coming back to roast us all — and she’s bringing “an army of friends!” – tweeted Netflix alongside the announcement. Variety adds that Erica is “no longer content with sitting on the sidelines,” and will engage in a “wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous new threat.”

Creators of Strangers Things, the Duffer brothers, started developing season three in November 2016. Almost a year later, the duo confirmed that they started with production on season three, hinting that they could end the show with season four. The executive producer of the show, Shawn Levy, later said that season four is definitely in plans but season five isn’t out of the question

“The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth,” said Levy. “Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely.”

Matt Duffer then said that there hasn’t been a definitive decision made; adding that four seasons seem short and five seasons seem long.

Netflix officially confirmed the third season of Strangers Things in December 2017. Although there is still no official confirmation, season three will most likely air in 2019.