Mad Dashiell here- Friends, Romans, AICN Readers and Talkbackers lend me your ears! Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced some fresh casting news at Netflix’s See What’s Next event in Rome. It looks like all roads lead to Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Jake Busey (Straight Time) joining the STRANGER THINGS cast for its third season.
Elwes will be reporting for duty as Mayor Kline. Netflix is describing his character as “handsome, slick, and sleazy.” “Your classic ’80s politician – more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.”
Busey, on the other hand, will be playing a character named simply Bruce. This Bruce character is described as “a journalist for The Hawkins Post, with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.” Cue up your old ELO vinyl because I can already hear them playing that song, DONT BRING ME DOWN.
--It was announced prior that Maya Hawke was cast as one of the new leads in STRANGER THINGS, while Priah Ferguson is on for a recurring role. The hit show also stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder and David Harbour.
STRANGER THINGS was created by The Duffer Brothers, the two also serve as executive producers and directors along with directors Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. The series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max, and more. So far the series has received 18 Emmy nominations this year, winning five times. Also, STRANGER THINGS won Outstanding Performance by the 2017 SAG Award.
Thank you for joining me until next time- Mad Dashiell signing off.
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