Details have been relatively scarce for the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Thus far, we’ve gotten an episode count and confirmation that the hit series will introduce a new evil and move away from tormenting Will Byers. However, we now have an idea of how the show will expand as it undergoes through a time jump.
That arrives with rumored descriptions for three new characters for Season 3, which is gearing up to begin principal photography in April in Atlanta.
According to That Hashtag Show, the new characters are:
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.
It’s difficult to gauge how they might figure into fictional Hawkins, Indiana, as the town recovers from yet another attack from the Upside Down. Creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer spent last season having Will successfully exorcising the Mind Flayer. Season 2 did end on an ominous note though with the monster still eyeing the quiet, rural town despite Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) closing the portal between both worlds.
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler and Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers. While its third season is yet to receive a confirmed release date, Seasons 1 and 2 are available for streaming on Netflix.
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