AceShowbiz - More new additions for the upcoming season 2 of "Stranger Things" are revealed. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser and Linnea Berthelsen are confirmed to join previously-announced newcomers Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery as well as returning cast like Millie Bobby Brown.
Astin will play Bob Newby, "a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack." Reiser is cast as Dr. Owens, "a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a 'clean-up' assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year."
Meanwhile, Danish actress Berthelsen is expected to portray the role of Roman. According to Netflix, her character is described as "an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab."
Season 2 is reported to venture outside the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana and take place in the fall of 1984, about a year after the events surrounding Will Byer's disappearance. Brown will return as fans-favorite Eleven, joining Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Cara Buono (Karen), and Matthew Modine (Martin Brenner).