Netflix’s 80’s horror series Stranger Things is ramping up for principal photography on its third season. Expected to film in Atlanta from mid-April through early October, the third season will see the continue the story of the group of teens from Hawkins, Indiana over the course of 8 new episodes.
While we know that many of the characters we’ve grown to love and hate will be returning, we’ve gotten our hands on some info about further additions to the cast for the upcoming season. We’ve been told by a source that casting is currently underway for 3 recurring guest star roles ahead of the April shoot. As you might expect, it seems that the Duffer brothers continued to have their 80’s goggles on while developing these roles; the brief descriptions that were passed on to us were enough to help visualize exactly what kind of characters they’re looking for and what roles they might have in the series.
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):
“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!
As we saw in Season 2, it doesn’t take a lot of characters to significantly impact the show, so even if the cast doesn’t expand beyond these 3, we could still have all the new additions we need to kick off another roller coaster season. Stranger Things Season 3 is expected to debut on Netflix in 2019!