Netflix introduced Friday that eight new characters are becoming a member of the solid of Stranger Issues, its hit horror sequence centered on the other-dimensional invasion of an Indiana small city. Among the many actors becoming a member of the sequence is a welcome shock for longtime horror followers: Robert Englund, the unique Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Road movie sequence. The outline of his character even sounds just a little acquainted: “Victor Creel [is] a disturbed and intimidating man who’s imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a ugly homicide within the 1950s.”
Whereas it’s actually unlikely that Englund is enjoying any type of direct tackle the precise character of Freddy Krueger, Stranger Issues has all the time been a closely referential present, with writer-directors the Duffer brothers drawing on 1980s science fiction and horror classics, together with Stephen King’s writing, John Carpenter’s films, E.T. The Further-terrestrial, and Altered States. The Duffers are clearly conscious of Freddy Krueger’s backstory — he was conceived in an asylum, and have become a ugly assassin who was ultimately burned to loss of life by an offended mob. And it appears doubtless that they’re going to be drawing on the Nightmare on Elm Road franchise for references and inspiration within the upcoming season.
Netflix additionally launched many extra actors who’ve joined the solid for the present’s fourth season, and brought as a complete, they provide some perception into the place the newest season goes, from following Sheriff Hopper’s makes an attempt to take care of his imprisonment to looping again to the primary season’s obsession with Dungeons & Dragons. Right here’s the rundown:
Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Devices: Metropolis of Bones, Sweeney Todd) will play Peter Ballard, a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital. Bored with the brutality he witnesses day after day, will Peter lastly take a stand?
Eduardo Franco (Booksmart, The Binge) will play Argyle, Jonathan’s new greatest buddy, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers scrumptious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza.
Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Nice, Howards Finish) will play Eddie Munson, an audacious 80’s metalhead who runs The Hellfire Membership, Hawkins Excessive’s official D&D membership. Hated by those that don’t perceive him — and beloved by those that do — Eddie will discover himself on the terrifying epicenter of this season’s thriller.
Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands, Westworld) will play Lt. Colonel Sullivan. An clever, no-nonsense man who believes he is aware of learn how to cease the evil in Hawkins as soon as and for all…
Mason Dye (Bosch, The Goldbergs) will play Jason Carver. Jason seemingly has all of it — he’s good-looking, he’s wealthy, he’s a sports activities star, and he’s relationship the most well-liked woman in class. However as a brand new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason’s good world begins to unravel…
Nikola Djuricko (Genius, In The Land of Blood and Honey) will play Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves unhealthy jokes, chilly exhausting money, and crunchy type peanut butter.
Tom Wlaschiha (Sport of Thrones, Jack Ryan) will play Dmitri, a Russian jail guard who befriends Hopper. Dmitri is wise, crafty, and charming… however can he be trusted?
No launch date has been set for season four of Stranger Issues. Taking pictures on the season reportedly started in January, however was placed on maintain in March as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. The present has resumed taking pictures, and has continued location manufacturing all through November.