Netflix is blowing the lid off Season 4 of Stranger Things, announcing eight new (all male) cast members including genre icon Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
Franco is my man. I loved him in the Netflix comedy The Package (the streamer takes care of its own, if you haven’t noticed) but you may remember him from Booksmart or the more recent Hulu movie The Binge. The guy is a lightning bolt of comic energy, and he’ll play Jonathan’s (Charlie Heaton) new best friend Argyle, a fun-loving stoner who works as a delivery dude for Surfer Boy Pizza.
But the new cast member you’ll really have to pay attention to is Quinn as Eddie Munson, an audacious 80’s metalhead who runs The Hellfire Club, Hawkins High’s official Dungeons & Dragons club. Hated by those who don’t understand him — and beloved by those who do — Eddie will find himself at the terrifying epicenter of this season’s mystery.
Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) will play Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper (David Harbour). Dmitri is smart, cunning, and charming… but can he be trusted? That’s the question Hopper will likely have to grapple with as he tries to escape. I mean, I assume he tries to escape, since he doesn’t seem like the gulag type to me.
Elsewhere, Sherman Augustus (Westworld) will play 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) will play handsome rich kid Jason Carver, a jock who dates the most popular girl in school but quick finds his perfect world unraveling as a new evil threatens Hawkins. Nikola Djuricko (In The Land of Blood and Honey) will play Yuri, a seedy and unpredictable Russian smuggler who loves bad jokes, cold hard cash, and crunchy-style peanut butter.
We’re still not sure when Season 4 of Stranger Things will debut on Netflix, but it can’t be too far off now. Perhaps a Super Bowl ad will provide further clarity.