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‘Stranger Things 3’ Just Cast ‘Princess Bride’ Star—And All Is Right With The World

The third season of Netflix's '80s homage, Stranger Things, is now filming, which means fans are finally beginning to receive tiny drips of information about what the new year will bring for the residents of Hawkins, Indiana. For instance, news recently broke that the series had cast another '80s staple to fill the gaps left by departing guest stars Sean Astin and Paul Reiser: The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes.

Elwes will reportedly be playing Mayor Kline, a man who's described as "handsome, slick, and sleazy." If you were looking forward to Buttercup's dearest Westley in another pure-of-heart hero role, you'll be disappointed. Netflix broke down the character as a "classic ’80s politician — more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs."

The new cast will also include Jake Busey of Starship Troopers as a journalist with "questionable morals and a sick sense of humor." It seems things are going to get more challenging for the A/V club as they prepare to fight off the shadow monster from the upside down!

On Twitter, the casting announcement caused a small frenzy!

Though you never have to search hard to find a skeptical party pooper…

The real question, of course, is whether either of these guest stars will make it to season 4.

Sadly, though it is now filming, the Duffer Brothers have predicted season 3 won't premiere until 2019. Fans may groan, but it's better to wait a little longer for a better show than rush something that's not quite done to screen!

Executive Producer Shawn Levy told Entertainment Weekly:

"It’s very much the Stranger Things I think people know and love. It’s big and spooky. Season 3 has legitimately creepy moments and events, but it’s incredibly warm and character-based because at the end of the day, I think that’s what people love most about Stranger Things."

H/T – Mashable, Entertainment Weekly

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Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--