Fans rejoice! Barb of Stranger Things is back and she’s got a few things lined up.
The surprising breakout star of the Netflix hit, Shannon Purser, has landed a new movie after a recent trip to L.A., according to The Hollywood Reporter. LINK
Purser, a 19-year-old Atlanta-area native, made her acting debut as Barb, Nancy Wheeler’s best friend, who was attacked by the monster from the Upside Down on the show.
The death of the character sparked a trending hashtag on Twitter, #JusticeForBarb.
Purser recently traveled to L.A. for a week to meet with top casting directors in Hollywood, meeting with executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and Sony, among others.
Mike Page, a casting director, also took to Twitter to thank Purser for sitting down with him, describing her as “being super talented” and “super delightful.”
Purser’s manager told The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s been a whirlwind of an experience to have such a high level of excitement surrounding Shannon, and the types of meetings and projects coming her way.”
Purser will be back on screen on The CW’s Archie reboot Riverdale and she’ll appear in a small role opposite Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming feature film Life of the Party.