Production is set to begin this April on the third season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,“ which likely won’t be arriving until 2019. We know that the season will be eight episodes long, one less than Season 2, and that all of our favorite characters will be back.
Via The Hashtag Show, we’ve got some new Season 3 details for you today, as the production is currently seeking actors for three brand new characters joining the fun.
“According to our source, the characters being added to the new season are as follows – note, the character’s names may just be placeholders and thus not remain the same once the show airs,” the site notes…
- “Mayor Larry Kline.” Described as a classic, 80’s style slick politician, “Kline” is described as pathetic and driven only by his own interests. The studio is looking for a male, 40s-60s, to fill the role.
- “Bruce.” A morally compromised news reporter in his 50s, “Bruce” was described as outwardly sexist, overweight and bedraggled.
- “Patricia Brown.” “Patricia” seems to be filing the role of the sweet, neighborhood elder. The studio is looking for a woman in her 70s for the role which will see her spending a lot of time tending to her garden and offering her advice to the neighborhood kids. Given the Duffer brothers affinity for subverting expectations, we find ourselves wondering if this sweet old lady might have some connection to the Upside Down; then again, that might be just the type of thing they want us to think we know and she just ends up a sweet old lady!
“We’re going to give Will a break,” producer Shawn Levy recently told Glamour, teasing Season 3. “We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play. We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.”
In the same chat, Levy noted that he’s not yet sure if Paul Reiser’s Dr. Owens will be back for Season 3, while also noting that we’ll be getting more “Steve/Dustin action.”