The 'Nightmare on Elm Street' star will be joined by over half a dozen prime players this season.
There will be some fresh faces in Hawkins, Indiana when Season 4 of Stranger Things hits Netflix...eventually.
Horror icon Robert Englund has been added to the cast of Stranger Things Season 4. Best known for his role as Freddy Kreuger in the original Nightmare On Elm Street movie franchise, Robert has continued to stay relevant with his roles in the Hatchet franchise as well as a nearly uncountable amount of cameos as himself or characters he's played. It's definitely helped that anyone who has ever met him at a convention or in public has said he is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, despite his terrifying portrayals on-screen.
Last month, we were updated by Stranger Things Spoilers on Twitter that Season 4 is indeed filming. It was delayed multiple times due to you-know-what but has been progressing steadily since resuming production. This news made the S.T. fan community go haywire and viewership of previous seasons has been reported to spike in the following couple weeks.
In addition to Englund, Season 4 has added a slew of new talent for walk-on roles, but who knows how long each one will last on this show with all its twists and turns.
Side note - Anyone still upset about Sean Astin? Yeah me too.
Ok, back to it.
As reported by Deadline, new cast members joining Stranger Things as series regulars include Jamie Campbell Bower (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Sweeney Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart, The Binge) and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great, Howards End).
Set to recur in Season 4 are Game of Thrones alum Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands, Westworld), Mason Dye (Bosch, The Goldbergs), Nikola Djuricko (Genius, In The Land of Blood and Honey) and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, V).
This is a pretty significant roster bump if you ask me, but it's been NINE months since we got the Season 4 trailer that confirmed SPOILER ALERT - Hopper was still alive and - *checks notes* - held prisoner in Russia.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Duffer Brothers confirmed that the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things won't be the last.
"Season four won't be the end," said Ross Duffer. "We know what the end is, and we know when it is. [The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story."
Duffer also added that the shutdown allowed the show's writers to finish writing the whole season — which appears to be comprised of eight episodes, as seen in a photo included in a tweet from the show's writers' room revealing a pile of scripts, with the caption "Stranger Things 4: the complete season" (below) — thus giving them room to make changes if needed.
"We've had a lot more time to work on the scripts," said Duffer. "For the first time, we have all the scripts written and we're able to look at it as a whole piece and make adjustments."
Here's that trailer to refresh your memory and bring back those goosebumps. Enjoy.