We’ve got some fresh news coming out of Hawkins, Indiana today! Turns out that everyone’s fan-favorite character from Stranger Things 2, Lucas’ sister Erica, will be a recurring character in season 3 of the breakout Netflix hit.
Priah Ferguson was the perfect comedic addition and stole every scene that she was in as the wise-cracking younger sister of Lucas Sinclair and it looks like she will be getting her own storyline in the show’s third installment as she “finds herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat.”
“It was going to be a throwaway part. This girl came in from Georgia and just killed it, and then she killed it on set. I was thinking, ‘Maybe she just nailed the audition,’ but it was every day. We were dying…She knocked it out of the park every time we brought her in…Any excuse we had to get Erica in there, we’d write her in,” Matt Duffer told Vulture last year.
Also joining the cast as a series regular in season 3 will be Maya Thurman-Hawke, who yes is the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Maya will be playing a character named Robin, “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.”
Stranger Things 3 is currently in development by The Duffer Brothers.