On April 20, Stranger Things began production on the show’s highly anticipated third season.
Stranger Things’ official Twitter account teased the cast returning to work with a short video filled with old friends, as well as new cast members Maya Hawke, Jake Busey, and Cary Elwes. The full video can be seen below.
back at it, nerds. pic.twitter.com/DEkG0Ng5b1
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) April 27, 2018
Previously, it was announced Season 3 would expand the role of Lucas Sinclair’s little sister, Erica, played by Priah Ferguson, who will now have a recurring role in the show.
Season 3 will also introduce Little Women’s Maya Hawke, who will star as a girl bored with her day job and looking for excitement.
Variety reported Cary Elwes will join the show’s growing roster as Mayor Kline, a “classic ’80’s politician” who is “more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.” Jake Busey will also join the cast to play Bruce, a journalist for The Hawkins Post, “with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.”
We already know Season 3 will have fewer episodes than Season 2 did, it will be set a year after the events of last season’s finale, and Steve Harrington will play a bigger role this time around after the character hit his stride as “Dad Steve” in Season 2.
Stranger Things was nominated for 18 Emmys and won five of them last year. Following the show’s success, and anticipating increased fan demand for the genre, Netflix is making sci-fi and fantasy programming its top priority.
Brian Barnett is an IGN freelance writer and strange thing. You can follow him on Twitter @Ribnax.