News: Cary Elwes & Jake Busey Join The Season 3 Cast Of Stranger Things

At the See What’s Next event in Rome this afternoon, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced that Cary Elwes  and Jake Busey have joined the season 3 cast of Stranger Things.

They will be appearing in guest roles with Cary Elwes playing Mayor Kline and Jake Busey playing the character Bruce. No additional details about the characters were provided, but Sarandos said that “hits don’t come bigger” than the series created by Matt and Ross Duffer. Plotlines for Season 3 are being kept under wraps and there is no official air date at this time, but it is expected to begin shooting soon. Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy told PaleyFest in March that, “We are going back to work next month, and we’re super excited.” 

 The second season premiered on Netflix on the October 27, 2017 and saw the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana still dealing with the battle against the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived. Sarandos said that the Stranger Things‘ season 2 release generated “twenty times more tweets than all movies released the same week” and had “higher social engagement than the Game Of Thrones Season 7 premiere."

The series was created by the Duffer brothers, and stars Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Paul Reiser, Brett Gelman, Linnea Berthelsen, Dacre Montgomery, Will Chase, Rob Morgan, and Sadie Sink.