Robert Englund’s red-carpet poses are exactly what you want them to be.

Robert Englund’s red-carpet poses are precisely what you need them to be.
Photograph: Frazer Harrison (Getty Pictures)

Up to now, we don’t know too much about Stranger Issues season 4, apart from the truth that Hopper is basically, really far away from Hawkins because of the events of season three. However some thrilling casting information introduced at the moment sheds a bit of extra gentle on what to anticipate—and who to anticipate, for that matter.

As the Hollywood Reporter explains, Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund has signed on to play “Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who’s imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a ugly homicide within the 1950s.” Feels like a man who Freddy Krueger may get together with, although there’s undoubtedly an opportunity that Stranger Issues is perhaps utilizing what the viewers already is aware of about Englund’s filmography to subvert expectations in regards to the character.

Irrespective of how Creel components into the story, it is rather cool to see Stranger Issues proceed to carry style favorites from the 1980s into its personal nostalgic tackle that decade, prefer it did with Paul Reiser and Sean Astin in season two and even Winona Ryder in the principle solid. Englund is slated to be a “recurring” character within the upcoming season of Stranger Issues, together with these intriguing of us:

• Tom Wlaschiha (greatest referred to as the face-changing Jaqen H’Ghar on Sport of Thrones) as Dimitri, a Russian jail guard who befriends Hopper (David Harbour). He’s good, crafty and charming, however can he be trusted?

• Nikolaj Djuricko as Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves unhealthy jokes, chilly exhausting money, and crunchy peanut butter.

• Mason Dye as Jason Carver, a wealthy sports activities star whose excellent world begins to unravel within the face of a brand new evil;

• and Sherman Augustus as Lt. Colonel Sullivan, a no-nonsense man who believes he is aware of the right way to cease the evil in Hawkins as soon as and for all.

Okay, Russian peanut butter man, however you’ll by no means substitute the Alexei-with-a-cherry-slushie-sized gap in our hearts!

Different new additions embrace collection regulars performed by Harry Potter and Twilight alum Jamie Campbell Bower (he’ll play Peter Ballard, “a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital,” which implies he’ll doubtless intersect with Englund’s character); Booksmart’s Eduardo Franco as “Argyle, a fun-loving stoner who works at Surfer Boy Pizza” (preserving these Quick Occasions at Ridgemont Excessive vibes from season three alive); and Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, “a metalhead who runs [the] native Dungeons & Dragons membership referred to as the Hellfire Membership.”

Stranger Issues welcomed these new faces to the bizarre world of Hawkins with its personal “Upside Down” Twitter thread, with just a few extra character particulars for good measure:

So…Freddy Krueger, heavy steel, stoners, unhealthy jokes, pizza, Jaqen H’Ghar—all this and monsters too? Stranger Issues season 4 can’t get right here quickly sufficient! Sadly, it’s nonetheless in manufacturing and there’s no launch date set, however we’ll clearly be updating you the moment we be taught extra.


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