‘Stranger Things’: Priah Ferguson Promoted, Maya Hawke Added As New Regular In Season 3 Of Netflix Series
DEADLINE – Great news for fans of Stranger Things — there will be more of scene-stealing Priah Ferguson in the upcoming third season of Duffer brothers’ hugely popular supernatural series on Netflix. Ferguson, who guest starred in four episodes of Season 2 as Lucas’ syrup-loving precocious sister Erica Sinclair, has been officially named a recurring for Season 3. Additionally, Maya Hawke has been cast in the new series regular role of Robin. Here are more details, which provide a glimpse into what’s in store on the 1980s drama.
In Season 3, Lucas’ strong-willed little sister returns, only this time with an army of friends. No longer content with sitting on the sidelines, Erica finds herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat.
In interviews, the Duffers had revealed how impressed they were by Ferguson, hinting that she would have an expanded role in season 3.
Atlanta native Ferguson, 11, who started her acting career at the age of four, landed her first major TV role on FX’s award winning comedy series Atlanta. She went on to guest star on PBS’ Mercy Street,VH1’s Daytime Divas and Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Hawke’s Robin is an alternative girl who is equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life… and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins.
Maya Hawke (aka Maya Thurman-Hawke), 19, plays Jo March in the BBC/Masterpiece’s Little Women miniseries. The young actress, daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, most recently wrapped the indie film Ladyworld, directed by Amanda Kramer, and is attached to star in Myna Joseph’s upcoming feature film Charlotte XVI. She is repped by CAA and Untitled.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things is executive produced by Matt and Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps and Iain Paterson.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Up-and-comer Maya Hawke has been tapped to star as the title character in Charlotte XVI, an indie drama directed by Indie Spirit Award nominee Myna Joseph. Described as a frank portrayal of modern female sexuality, the pic follows the dazzling, destructive nature of desire and intimacy through the parallel love lives of a willful sixteen-year-old girl and her wayward mother.
Based on a screenplay by Joseph and John Magary, Charlotte XVI received support through the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs. It is slated to begin shooting in the summer with Amy Lo producing under her banner Mental Pictures, which will premiere the Christina Choe-directed film, Nancy, a the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Jessica Daniels will co-produce.
Hawke, daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, recently debuted as Jo March in BBC’s three-part adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic Little Women. Repped by CAA and Untitled, she’s currently shooting the suspense indie Ladyworld, directed by Amanda Kramer.
VOGUE UK – Sunday mornings and teenagers do not, traditionally, mix well. But Maya Hawke isn’t – it quickly transpires as she arrives at a sun-filled studio in north London for her first Vogue shoot – the sort of 19-year-old to complain about an early start or to sit lethargically in the corner, silently observing the world behind lowered, disdainful eyelids. She wants to talk: about literature! Learning! Music! Acting! She has the excitement and boundless energy of a person who has left home for the first time and is getting her first taste of real independence, of responsibility.
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