‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Adds 8 New Cast Members Including Robert Englund!
The kids from ‘Stranger Things‘ nightmares might be about to get a whole lot worse, as Netflix announces 8 new cast members for the 4th Season, including Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund!
A love letter to the ‘80s classic genre films that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is a thrilling drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy vanishes into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are pulled into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world to a powerful yet sinister realm.
To remind you where we left things last season, the ‘The Battle of Starcourt’ saw the gang take down the Mind Flayer, but apparently lose Hopper (David Harbour) in the process. Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and a (now powerless) Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) are moving out of Hawkins, and say a tearful goodbye to Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer). Meanwhile, in the snowy Russian wasteland of Kamchatka, they have a captive Demogorgon… and an “American”… who is a very much alive Hopper!
In Season 4, Hopper is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, Russia, where he will face dangers both human… and other. Meanwhile, back in the States, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long-buried, something that connects everything…
Joining the series regulars mentioned above will be Jamie Campbell Bower (‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’, ‘Sweeney Todd’) as Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Tired of the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter finally take a stand?; Eduardo Franco (‘Booksmart’, ‘The Binge’) playing Argyle, Jonathan’s new best friend, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza; And Joseph Quinn (‘Catherine the Great’, ‘Howards End’) portraying Eddie Munson, an audacious 80’s metalhead who runs The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High’s official D&D club. Hated by those who don’t understand him – and beloved by those who do – Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicentre of this season’s mystery.
In addition to those three, they have added five recurring roles too. These include Sherman Augustus (‘Into the Badlands’, ‘Westworld’) as Lt. Colonel Sullivan. An intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all; Mason Dye (‘Bosch’, ‘The Goldbergs’) playing Jason Carver. Jason seemingly has it all – he’s handsome, he’s rich, he’s a sports star, and he’s dating the most popular girl in school. But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason’s perfect world begins to unravel; Nikola Djuricko (‘Genius’, ‘In The Land of Blood and Honey’) portraying Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy style peanut butter; The legendary Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, ‘V’ Television Series) as Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s; And lastly, Tom Wlaschiha (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Jack Ryan’) playing Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper. Dmitri is smart, cunning, and charming… but can he be trusted?
We have actually already caught a glimpse of Tom “a man has no name” Wlaschiha’s Dmitri in the little teaser (see below) which was released way back in February… you know… when life wasn’t so weird and you could go outside!
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