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Max is a main character in the upcoming second season of Stranger Things. She is a tough and confident 13-year-old girl whose appearance, behavior, and pursuits are more typical of boys than of girls in her era. She has a complicated history and a difficult relationship with her stepbrother, Billy, that has made her protective of her past and generally suspicious of those around her. She's also good on a skateboard, which she uses to get around pretty much everywhere.

In 1984, Max moved from California to Hawkins, Indiana, joining the local middle school and befriending Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Will.[1][2]

Behind the scenes

The character was first revealed in a casting call obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.[3] Matt Duffer said they did a "wide, wide search for one new kid that we're adding. She's a cool new character," most likely alluding to Max.[4] On October 14, 2016, it was announced that actress Sadie Sink had been cast for the role.[5]


  1. An interview from the 2017 Producers Guild Awards, January 20, 2017.
  2. "Stranger Things season 2 plot revealed" Entertainment Weekly. February 9, 2017.
  3. "'Stranger Things': Meet the 3 New Characters Joining Season 2" The Hollywood Reporter. September 1, 2016.
  4. "The Duffer Brothers Are Reading Your 'Stranger Things' Reddit Theories" The Hollywood Reporter. October 12, 2016.
  5. "Stranger Things adds new cast members for season 2" Entertainment Weekly. October 14, 2016.

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