As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the sophomore season of Stranger Things will add a number of genre veterans to the Netflix sleeper hit.
Heading that list is Samwise Gamgee himself Sean Astin. Co-directors Ross and Matt Duffer described Astin’s character as “a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack.”
Paul Reiser, who portrayed ruthless businessman Burke in Aliens, will get another chance to play a character with seemingly good intentions in the form of Dr. Owens, “a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a ‘clean-up’ assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year.”
Rounding out the list is newcommer Linnea Berthelsen who will portray “an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab…”
Stranger Things 2 is set to debut sometime in 2017. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for further casting announcements.