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!
if Cary Elwes will be filming in Jackson IM GONNA FREAK https://t.co/7W7UEXr4No— Megan Conley (@_meg_c) April 18, 2018
Don't much care for Stranger Things but I'm definitely watching season 3 now. https://t.co/Z1YxT3kWNe— Claudia ? (@claudi_day09) April 18, 2018
Though you never have to search hard to find a skeptical party pooper…
Does anyone else get kind of annoyed when a show is set in a small town but manages to introduce new people we've never seen or heard of that have been there the whole time each season?https://t.co/J6DsEEJA2O— Riverdale DSA ?? (@PraxisKenzie) April 18, 2018
The real question, of course, is whether either of these guest stars will make it to season 4.
"Am I happy to play the mayor? Of course...— Jameson (@the_Jameson) April 18, 2018
Do I see myself surviving to the end of the season? I don't see why not" https://t.co/SBHk52nppD
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."