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Some of the cast of Stranger Things was present at a panel held at the Paramount Theater

Legion of Leia entered the Upside Down with the cast of Stranger Things

Legion of Leia got the chance to attend a special screening and panel of Stranger Things at the Paramount Theater this past Saturday.

After the conclusion of the viewing of episodes 201 and 202, the panel began. During the panel, we learned more about how the cast thought their characters had evolved since season one of Stranger Things. The exemptions were Bob (Sean Astin) and Max (Sadie Sink). Levy was tightlipped about what we should expect going into Season 3. At the time of the panel, the cast had yet to see a script for the upcoming season. However, Levy did leave behind a few breadcrumbs at PaleyFest last night, which you can read about on The Hollywood Reporter.

The cast was asked about what they wanted to see in the future. Millie Bobby Brown commented that she was interested in seeing Eleven develop relationships with another female character. She has spent the past two seasons surrounded by male figures, but [Millie] commented that it would be good to have a female influence to guide Eleven. There was the talk from a couple members of the cast wanting Hopper and Joyce getting together. David Harbour mentioned how much of a glorious mess it would be if they got together.

It was mentioned that Erica Sinclair, Lucas sister, would be getting an expanded role in Season 3 of Stranger Things. Levy also mentioned that Maya Thurman-Hawke would be joining the cast, but in an undisclosed role.

The Hollywood Reporter gives an apt synopsis of the series below:

Stranger Things is set in the 1980s in Hawkins, Indiana, a small town that plays host to a national laboratory and, over the course of the series’ first two seasons, a few of the supernatural evils that its experiments have unleashed. A gang of tween misfits Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (McLaughlin) first begin to notice things are amiss when their friend Will (Noah Schnapp) goes missing, and they discover a girl who calls herself Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and recalls being a test subject for most of her life in the woods.

Over the course of the first season, the trio discovers a realm called the “Upside Down,” a shadow world of Hawkins, where creatures like the Demagorgon, “demo-dogs,” slugs and massive shadow monsters that the heroes called “Mind Flayers” roam. The heroes also learn that Eleven, who has psychic and telekinetic abilities, has entered the Upside Down multiple times and can communicate with Will.

Where the show left off in season two, Will, returned from the Upside Down, had been freed of his psychic connection to a Mind Flayer and Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will had welcomed another friend into their circle, Max (Sadie Sink). Eleven had found her mother and returned to the friend group and Mike’s sister Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Will’s brother Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) had exposed some of the nefarious activities of the Hawkins National Laboratory to the press. The season ended on a sweet note after Eleven and Mike, who have a budding romance, reunited and the crew went to the Snow Ball together.

A release date for the new season has not been announced.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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