It has not been an easy go for Noah Schnapp over the past couple months. Sure, his character Will Byers was the focus of the breakout hit Stranger Things, but he wasn’t really in the show all that much (since he was trapped in the Upside Down and whatnot), and his castmates are off having fun at the Emmys and going on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and enjoying the fame. In what could have been a bit of redemption, Schnapp stars in Panic! at the Disco’s new music video for “LA Devotee,” but it’s just more heartache.
In the clip, Schnapp finds himself in another less-than-desirable situation: He appears to have been kidnapped (again) and he’s tied to a chair in a creepy room, as he’s filmed and poked and prodded and given electroshock therapy, probably the least desirable type of therapy.
Still, not all hope is lost for Schnapp: Stranger Things has officially been renewed for a second season, and since it will focus on the events following the first season, that should mean that Schnapp should play a much more important role in the show from here on out. This is especially true since his fate was so uncertain in the first season finale: He was back and safe and happy, sure, but he’s still coughing up bits of gross tentacle and he has intense visions of the Upside Down. Will Byers is set to become a complicated and nuanced character, and we’re looking forward to Schnapp’s performance.
Does the Upside Down really exist?
Featured image: Panic! at the Disco; Warner Music Group