"We're excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway - and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!" And one of the new faces in Hawkins, Ind., is pretty terrifying.
The fourth season of Stranger Things was forced to suspend production back in March, but things are now back on track, and Netflix has announced eight new cast members for the show - including horror legend Robert Englund. Additional series regulars include Eduardo Franco as Argle, a fun-loving stoner who works at Surfer Boy Pizza, and Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, a metalhead who runs the local Dungeons & Dragon club called "The Hellfire Club".
He's set to play an orderly at the psychiatric hospital where Creel is imprisoned, who chafes against the institution's cruel practices. Exhausted of the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter finally take a stand?
Few details are known about Stranger Things 4, although creators the Duffer brothers have teased that "a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything".
Robert Englund, the star of Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise, is joining the Stranger Things 4 cast alongside a slew of newcomers, including new series regulars Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Eduardo Franco (Booksmart). Let us know in the comments.
Stranger Things has hit the nail on the head once again with nostalgic stunt casting - following up the show's casting of iconic '80s stars like Sean Astin, Winona Ryder, and Paul Reiser, with maybe their best get yet: Freddy Krueger. A premiere date has not been revealed.
Mason Dye will play Jason Carver, a handsome, rich athlete who is dating the most popular girl in school. But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason's flawless world begins to unravel... Another recurring actor, Nikola Djuricko (Genius) takes the part of Yuri, "a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter". Game of Thrones' very own Jaqen H'ghar Thomas Wlaschiha will also be guest starring in the new season, playing a Russian guard who befriends Hopper.
Othe recurring additions to the cast include Tom Wlaschiha as Dimitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper (David Harbour), Nikolaj Djuriko as Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes and cold hard cash, Mason Dye as Jason Carver, a rich sports star whose ideal world begins to unravel in the face of a new evil, and Sherman Augustus as Lt. Colonel Sullivan, a no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil invading Hawkins once and for all.