Jake Busey & Carey Elwes have joined the cast of Netflix‘s Stranger Things season 3.
Elwes, known for “The Princess Bride” and “Saw” will play a character named Mayor Kline. Busey, from “Starship Troopers,” will play a new character named Bruce.
Mayor Kline is described as “handsome, slick, and sleazy.” “Your classic ’80s politician that is more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.” The Bruce character played by Busey is “a journalist for The Hawkins Post, with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.”
Recently announced, Maya Hawke will be one of the new leads in upcoming season while Priah Ferguson (who plays Mike’s younger sister) has been upped to a recurring role. The hit show also stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder and David Harbour.
Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. They create a portal to an alternate dimension called the Upside Down. The influence of the Upside Down starts to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in dangerous ways.
The first season begins in November 1983, when Will Byers is abducted by a creature from the Upside Down known as the Demogorgon. His mother, Joyce, and the town’s police chief, Jim Hopper, search for Will. At the same time, a young psychokinetic girl named Eleven escapes from the laboratory and assists Will’s friends, Mike, Dustin, and Lucas, in their own efforts to find Will.
The second season is set a year later, starting in October 1984. Will has been rescued, but few know of the details of the events. It is discovered that Will is still being influenced by entities from the Upside Down. His friends and family learn there is a larger threat to their universe from the Upside Down.
The third season is currently planned to take place another year later, in 1985, and in the midst of the popularity of Back to the Future‘s release. Mike and Eleven have developed a relationship.