Who is Roman in Stranger Things 2?

Everything you need to know about Stranger Things' strangest new character, played by Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen

Stranger Things 2 poster (Netflix, JG)

Stranger Things 2 new characters guide: Who is Roman?

A character maybe as mysterious as Eleven herself. Although she doesn’t live in Hawkins, Netflix has said the “magnetic young woman” is “mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab”.

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Netflix has also said she an “emotionally damaged” character who “suffered a great loss as a child”.

And that’s basically it; she’s not in any of the released photos and she’s not seen in the trailer. Which means either that she has a small role in the series, or – far more likely – has a major part that the show can’t even hint at without giving away a spoiler.

Who plays Roman in Stranger Things 2?

Danish star Linnea Berthelsen is a relative newbie to the acting scene, only previously having roles in short films Natskygge and Teenland, plus a single episode of US TV show The Desert.

Interestingly, she hasn’t really been seen with the main cast. Although newbies Max and Billy have appeared on Comic-Con panels with the season one cast, Berthelsen has been absent. And while Netflix has provided a photo of other cast members, they haven’t for her. Are they keeping her presence low key for a reason? Here’s hoping.


Meet the cast of Stranger Things 2

Eleven – Millie Bobby Brown


Mike Wheeler – Finn Wolfhard


Will Byers – Noah Schnapp


Dustin Henderson – Gaten Matarazzo


Lucas Sinclair – Caleb McLaughlin


Chief Jim Hopper – David Harbour


Joyce Byers – Winona Ryder


Jonathan Byers – Charlie Heaton


Nancy Wheeler – Natalia Dyer


Steve Harrington – Joe Keery


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Max – Sadie Sink


Bob Newby – Sean Astin


Billy – Dacre Montgomery

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Roman – Linnea Berthelsen