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‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery Lands Major Television Role

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After years of playing a major role in the successful Netflix series, Stranger Things Joe Keery has landed a major role in a hit TV series.

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Stranger Things may be coming to an end soon but it looks like the thirty-year-old actor has a huge role lined up for him.

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Keep scrolling to find out more…

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All things Stranger Things have been making headlines lately…

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The 4th season has had everyone shook and the internet has become obsessed with each and every one of the cast members individually.

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The newest season of the hit show has been exciting – to say the least.

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In fact, even the show’s producer, Shawn Levy, announced that the new season was set to impress.

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The team was even more “ambitious” with the script this time around…

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“The Duffers and I want to share season 4 with the world as badly as the world wants it,” Levy told The Hollywood Reporter last year.

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“Season 4 was built to be by far the most ambitious, cinematic, sprawling, and epic season that we’ve ever done.

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“By not just a little — by a lot. So the complexity of Season 4, even before we had the obstacles, hurdles, and challenges of a pandemic, is taking a lot of time because it is super worth the wait.”

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And worth the wait it was.

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According to a leading tabloid, the final 2 episodes of the volume “feel more like a movie.”

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But let’s take a deep dive into the cast, and how they’ve evolved from the start of the 1st season, which premiered back in 2016. 

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When the stars started out in the show, they were all just entering their teens, matching up pretty well with their characters’ ages. But now, they’re aged 17-20, while still playing fourteen-year-olds.

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One Twitter user wrote: “Stranger Things is officially at the point where I cannot tell any of the kid characters’ ages. They all look 16 and/or 26, depending on the shot.”

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Another wrote: “These kids in Stranger Things so old they got crows feet now.”

“Yo the Stranger Things kids be looking old lmao,” a third echoed.

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Let’s start with Millie Bobby Brown.

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Millie Bobby Brown plays Eleven. She was only twelve years old when the show started.

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And here she is now!

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She’s now eighteen years old, playing fourteen-year-old Eleven.

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Noah Schnapp was just eleven when the show started.

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Adorable!

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Now, the actor, who plays Will Byers in the show, is seventeen years old.

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And he’s looking every bit the high-fashion model.

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Finn Wolfhard was thirteen years old when the show began.

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This little cutie plays Mike Wheeler in the show.

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Now, Finn is nineteen years old.

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His character, however, is just fifteen years old.

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14-year-old Caleb McLaughlin joined the cast of Stranger Things back in 2016.

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That smile is to die for!

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Now, Caleb is 20 years old.

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He plays fourteen-year-old Lucas Sinclair in the show.

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Sadie Sink joined the show in season 2.

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She was fifteen years old at the time.

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She’s now an absolutely stunning 20-year-old woman.

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Sadie plays sixteen-year-old Max Mayfield in season 4 of the show.

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And, finally, we have Gaten Matarazzo.

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He was just thirteen when the show kicked off in 2016.

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Now, the star is nineteen years old.

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He plays everyone’s favorite, Dustin Henderson in the show.

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As for the older members of the group…

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As for the older members of the group, Natalia Dyer is twenty-five, but Nancy Wheeler is eighteen.

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Jonathan Byers, played by Charlie Heaton is roughly the same age as Nancy…

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Despite being twenty-eight in real life.

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Joe Keery turned thirty in April…

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But Steve Harrington is just nineteen.

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Speaking about the characters’ age differences, the cast gave an interview with Today, Matarazzo (Dustin) said: “It’s something we’re always thinking about, but it’s something we work with pretty well I think.

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“The characters are at transitional periods in their lives… it’s crazy to see what all of us looked like when we first started.”

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Schnapp (Will Byers) added: “I remember in season two they told me you need to lower the pitch of your voice, you have to speak at a different level and stand shorter, I was like, ‘I can’t do that, I’m not like that anymore.'”

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The second volume came out on July 1.

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One character that has undoubtedly stolen the spotlight this season is Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn…

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Joseph is thirty, playing a twenty-year-old.

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His character, Eddie, is a nerdy metalhead that’s been kept back multiple times, failing to successfully graduate high school.

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Throughout the show we see him develop from a D&D playing outcast or “freak,” as some call him, to one of the heroes of the series.

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And one thing fans, understandably, can’t stop talking about is Eddie’s scene playing ‘Master of Puppets’ by Metallica.

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In the finale, Eddie Munson whips out his beloved guitar and shreds the track in an attempt to distract the demobats so the gang can defeat Vecna.

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It was an integral part of Eddie’s growth as a character, who played the iconic tune in tribute to Chrissy who succumbed to Vecna’s clutches.

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And Metallica has since shared how “psyched” they were to learn that the Duffer Brothers incorporated their song.

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Metallica’s bassist Robert Trujillo shared that it was his 17-year-old son Tye Trujillo we can hear play in the show.

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“That’s my boy! Proud of ya Tye!,” Trujillo wrote on Instagram.Stranger Things finale shredding it on ‘Master of Puppets’…”

You can see Metallica’s full post, as well as the incredible scene, here.

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And while the majority of fans were excited that Metallica was once again entering the spotlight, others have tried to cancel the band online.

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Some Stranger Things fans have taken it upon themselves to share some problematic moments from the band’s past.

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The move began on TikTok when @serenatrueblood shared some unsavory details about the band members.

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Particularly how their ex-bassist Jason Newsted allegedly gave a Nazi salute while performing onstage.

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She also shared how the band mocked the death of Kurt Cobain shortly after he died.

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James Hetfield has also been accused of racism after he allegedly referred to the rapper Ice-T using a racial slur.

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Despite many TikTok users calling the band out, fans have rushed to their defense on Twitter.

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Many have used the excuse that it was a “different time” back then.

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Others hit back at Stranger Things fans, with one writing: “The fact Metallica welcomed and defended all the new fans that came from the stranger things fandom and they’ve gone and THROWN IT BACK IN THEIR FACES…”

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Another wrote: “stranger things/Eddie stans trying to cancel Metallica now for their problematic past is funny to me idc.”

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“The pipeline of TikTok teenagers discovering Metallica through Eddie Munson of Stranger Things and then a week later calling them out for being problematic is probably the funniest thing I have ever f****** seen,” a third wrote.

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You can see the original TikTok that started the cancel train here.

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Keery had a recurring role in the first season of Stranger Things before becoming 1 of the main characters in the following seasons of the show.

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But it looks like Keery thought it was time to take on a new role…

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And fans are beyond excited.

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The TV show in question has been nominated for several awards…

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Including the ADG Award, American Cinema Editors Award, and even won the American Film Institute award twice.

So what TV show is it, I hear you ask?

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Keery had managed to land a role in the TV show Fargo.

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The actor is set to join the cast of the fifth season of FX anthology series, playing Gator Tillman.

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We wish Keery all the best in his new role!

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What do you think?

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