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10th Jun 2021

Irish actress Amybeth McNulty cast in Stranger Things season 4

Sarah McKenna Barry

The show’s latest addition is a Letterkenny native.

Irish actress Amybeth McNulty has been cast in the hugely popular Sci-Fi series Stranger Things.

19 year-old McNulty hails from Letterkenny in Donegal, and, according to Netflix, she’ll play Vicki, a brand new character.

If the actress looks familiar it may be because she played Anne of Green Gables in Anne with an E, also on Netflix.

Stranger Things announced the casting news on their official Twitter account, and fans are already excited.

They wrote: “Amybeth McNulty aka Vicki, a cool fast talking band nerd who catches the eye of one of our beloved heroes.”

On her Instagram, the actress shared her excitement with her followers by posting an upside-down headshot.

“An honour to join the team,” she wrote in the caption. “Looking forward to you all meeting Vicki very soon.”

McNulty will be joined by Dragged Across Concrete’s Myles Truitt. Truitt will play Patrick, a “basketball star who has friends, talent and a good life…until shocking events send his life spiraling out of control.”

Also joining the cast for season 4 is Queen of the South’s Regina Ting Chen, who’ll play Ms Kelly. The show describes her character as a “popular guidance counselor who cares deeply for her students – especially those struggling the most.”

The final addition to the cast line-up is Grace Von Dien (The Village, Charlie Says). Von Dien will play Chrissy, a seemingly perfect cheerleader who harbors a “deep secret” beneath the surface.

The new cast of characters will, of course, join the main cast of Stranger Things with Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery all set to reprise their roles.

According to Variety, season 4 of Stranger Things is currently in production in Atlanta. It’s expected to wrap in August, though a release date is not yet known.