This Friday sees the return of the hugely popular Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things – and we couldn’t be more excited. But, did you know that good ol’ Yorkshire has a connection with the show?
The fourth series of the Stranger Things franchise set in the 1980s will see Mike, Eleven and the rest of the gang uncover more supernatural mysteries and government exploits in their hometown of Hawkins, Indiana.
But what’s the Yorkshire connection? Well, Will, the boy who all this crazy supernatural stuff happens, older brother Jonathan is played by none other than Yorkshire’s own Charlie Heaton who is from a council estate in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
Who’d have thought – eh? Heaton plays Jonathan Byers, one of the series’ most popular characters on the Netflix series who dates Mike’s sister called Nancy Wheeler played by Natalia Dyer and guess what? They actually date in real life as well – crazy!
Heaton has also been in a range of British TV shows appearing in the popular BBC One medical drama series Casualty and an ITV crime drama DCI Bank. Heaton has also appeared in The New Mutants in 2020 a film based on Marvel Comics of the same name.
Heaton’s relationship started with his Stranger Things co-star back in 2016. Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine about their relationship Natalia said “The weirdest thing about [our relationship] is other people’s perception and reaction to it. Everything else just feels very human,”
That’s not East Yorkshire’s only link to the show, earlier this year Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven was in Hull filming the new Enola Holmes film along with Henry Cavill.
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