Netflix keeps getting in the way of our exercising, socializing, and running errands with all their addictive original content. That's okay though, because this way we can focus on the important things. In this case, we're obsessing over their latest addition, Stranger Things, released on July 15th, but set in November 1983 in Hawkins, Indiana.
Let us introduce you to the young, yet talented, cast of Stranger Things. After all, we wouldn't want you to be left out at the dinner table — because trust me, people will be talking. Don't worry if you haven't binge-watched it yet, we'll keep the spoilers to ourselves and the descriptions to a minimum. The cast features some A-list actors such as Winona Ryder, but we're here to talk about the little fellas with big futures.
Take a look at the video above, featuring the first eight minutes of the Stranger Things premiere. By the end of the clip, you'll be abandoning whatever you're doing and heading straight towards a full night of binge-watching. But chill out — and not just in the Netflix & Chill way — 'cause you haven't even met the cast yet!
Millie Bobby Brown As Eleven
Character Description: Eleven is the mysterious runaway girl who shows off how different she is from everyone else. She is in many ways the key to solving the main intrigue.
Other appearances: Intruders (2014), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013)
Noah Schnapp As Will Byers
Character Description: Will is a little boy and a victim of unusual circumstances. His misfortunes trigger the beginning of a supernatural investigation in a small town where nothing bad ever happens — or so they say.
Other appearances: The Peanuts Movie (2015), Bridge of Spies (2015)
Finn Wolfhard As Mike Wheeler
Character Description: Mike Wheeler is amongst Will's three best friends. He is kind of the "leader" of the group, whose family plays a central role throughout the series.
Gaten Matarazzo As Dustin Henderson
Character Description: Dustin is also in the same group of best friends as Mike and Will. He suffers from cleidocranial dysplasia and is the least willing to put himself in the way of danger — probably not the worst decision. He is also the last person to see Will before sh*t hits the fan.
Other appearances: The Blacklist (2015)
Caleb McLaughlin As Lucas Sinclair
Character Description: Lucas concludes the group of best friends. He tends to align more with Mike, with whom he shares similar character traits. In other words, he tends to be brave and adventurous.
Other appearances: Shades of Blue (2016), Noah Dreams of Origami Fortunes (2012)
Charlie Heaton As Jonathan Byers
Character Description: Jonathan is Will's older brother. He feels a sense of responsibility for what happened to his little brother, and occasionally serves as a partner-in-crime for his mother, played by Winona Ryder.
Other appearances: DCI Banks (2015), Urban & the Shed Crew (2015), As You Are (2016), Shut In (2016)
Natalia Dyer As Nancy Wheeler
Character Description: Nancy plays Mike's older sister. As all siblings do, they have their fair share of arguments, but ultimately love each other. Nancy is a straight-A student but starts getting caught up in the complex world of boys.
Other appearances: Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011), Blue Like Jazz (2012), Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)
Joe Keery As Steve Harrington
Character Description: Steve Harrington plays the popular boy, who has a reputation as a bad boy. He plays Nancy Wheeler's love interest, allowing you to watch as they influence one another.
Other appearances: Chicago Fire (2015), Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Anniston and Tinsley Price As Holly Wheeler
Character Description: Holly Wheeler is the youngest sibling of the Wheeler family, played by twin actresses, Anniston and Tinsley Price. Holly is too young to have much psychological depth as a character, but nonetheless adorable. And that doesn't mean she is immune from danger...
Other appearances: Allegiant (2016), The Walking Dead (2013-2014)
Who is your favorite young character in Stranger Things?