AceShowbiz - New faces are heading to Hawkins, Indiana, in the upcoming season of "Stranger Things". The hit Netflix series has added Cary Elwes and Jake Busey in guest star capacities, the streaming service announced Wednesday, April 18.
Elwes, whose credits include "The Art of More", is tapped to play Mayor Kline. The character is described as "handsome, slick and sleazy." He is the quintessential classic '80s politician who is more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.
Meanwhile, Busey is cast as Bruce. Bruce is a journalist for The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor. Busey, the son of Gary Busey, will next be seen in upcoming movie "The Predator".
Elwes and Busey join the previously-added cast member Maya Thurman-Hawke. The daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke will be portraying a character named Robin, "an alternative girl who is equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life... and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins."
Priah Ferguson, who portrayed Lucas' opinionated sister Erica in the sophomore season, is also brought back to the third installment of the hit Netflix series. Her group of friends will also return for the new season, in which Erica will find "herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat."
Season 3 of "Stranger Things" is said to be weirder and more character-driven. "It's not necessarily going to be bigger in scale. What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on," series creator Matt Duffer explained. The new season, which was greenlit by the streaming giant in early December last year, was also said to be "something almost weirdly more intimate."
Also starring Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder and David Harbour, "Stranger Things" is expected to return for season 3 in 2019 on Netflix.