Stranger Things director reveals which character is 'at the centre' of season 2

Shawn Levy thinks it's Will Byers actor Noah Schnapp's time to shine

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Director Shawn Levy has revealed which character will be at the heart of Stranger Things season two.

Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers, may not have been granted optimum screen-time in season one considering it was centred around his disappearance, however, Levy confirms that his return from the Upside Down has seen an enlarged role for the character in the forthcoming episodes.

Levy told Mashable: “When we cast the kids, we cast Noah Schnapp as Will Byers knowing that he was only in a small amount of season one because he was missing. And we cast him because we knew that kid was special. Even if we weren’t going to call on his full reservoir of abilities in season one.”

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“Will Byers is very much at the center of season two,” Levy confirmed. “Noah steps up in the most staggering way. The Duffers and I, depending on who’s directing when, we keep sending texts to each other going, 'holy shit, Noah is crushing it' and we knew he had it in him, and it’s really now to get in that moment, and put him firmly in the thick of story.”

Child actors Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo recently stated they think season two of Netflix's hit series is better and scarier than the first.

Returning cast members include Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown as the mysterious Eleven.

Stranger Things season two arrives on Netflix this coming Halloween (31 October).

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