'Nightmare On Elm Street' Star Robert Englund Heads To Hawkins For 'Stranger Things' Season 4
December 14, 2020 1:00 AM ‐ Television • Stranger Things • Netflix • Movies
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We know the creators of the smash Netflix series 'Stranger Things' are heavily influenced by 1980s pop culture and the Duffer Brothers' latest casting is no exception as Robert Englund joins the show.
Robert, who starred in the iconic 'Nightmare On Elm Street' movie series, follows in the footsteps of other 80s stars including Matthew Modine (Dr Brenner), Cary Elwes (Mayor Kline), Sean Astin (Bob), and Paul Reiser (Sam Owens).
The fourth season of the show was originally due to drop on Netflix this year, but the release was pushed back due to the global COVID-19 crisis, which temporarily halted production of the show.
Although we don't yet know a new release date for the next season, we do know that the Freddie Krueger actor will be one of a handful of actors joining the show's cast a recurring new character. Robert will take on the role of Victor Creel, a disturbed killer who's locked up in a psychiatric hospital.
Robert will be joined by actor Jamie Campbell Bower, who will portray a carer working at the psychiatric hospital. Other new regulars include Joseph Quinn, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye, Nikola Djuricko, and Tom Wlaschiha.
Despite the delay due to coronavirus, we don't actually know much about the new season yet. The last season wrapped up the story with the gang going their own separate ways, so we were left wondering where the fourth instalment would take place and which of the cast would return.
An earlier trailer for the fourth season included the strap line "we're not in Hawkins anymore." This 'Wizard Of Oz' reference implies that 'Stranger Things' is making the expected move to setting the next season outside of Hawkins.
However we do now know thanks to a photo from the shoot that the new season will be set in 1986. This is given away by two movie posters visible in the background, including one for Michael J. Fox's 1986 film, 'Teen Wolf'.
A teaser video released in March also gave us a few clues about which cast members are involved in season four. The video shows a sneak peak at one of the show's early script read-throughs in Atlanta.
The clip showed a few familiar faces including the gang itself, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarezzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Sadie Sink (Max) and Noah Schnapp (Will).
The clip also confirmed the return of Winona Ryder as Joyce, and David Harbour as Hopper. An earlier teaser trailer revealed the return of Hopper, despite his apparent demise at the end of season three.
Charlie Heaton also returns as Jonathan, alongside Natalie Dyer (Nancy) and Brett Gelman who you'll remember as arch conspiracy theorist, who it turns out, might have been right all along, Murray. Priah Ferguson returns, she was one of the breakout stars in season three as playing Lucas' younger sister Erica. Plus Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler and Joe Keery as Steve Harrington.
Jonathan has a new friend in the upcoming season, a fun-loving stoner played by Eduardo Franco who delivers for Surfer Boy Pizzas. A delicious fresh pizza, would go down well with an ice cream from Scoops Ahoy.
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