Coming on the heels of the Duffer Brothers confirming their return for season 3 of Stranger Things, comicbook.com is reporting that three new characters will be joining the population of Hawkins, Indiana.
The character descriptions were released as follows:
“Mayor Larry Kline.” Described as a classic, 80’s style slick politician, “Kline” is described as pathetic and driven only by his own interests. The studio is looking for a male, 40s-60s, to fill the role.
“Bruce.” A morally compromised news reporter in his 50s, “Bruce” was described as outwardly sexist, overweight and bedraggled.
“Patricia Brown.” “Patricia” seems to be filing the role of the sweet, neighborhood elder. The studio is looking for a woman in her 70s for the role which will see her spending a lot of time tending to her garden and offering her advice to the neighborhood kids. Given the Duffer brothers affinity for subverting expectations, we find ourselves wondering if this sweet old lady might have some connection to the Upside Down; then again, that might be just the type of thing they want us to think we know and she just ends up a sweet old lady!
Production of season 3 is to begin later this year with the Duffers at the helm. According to Executive Producer Shawn Levy, the character of Will Byers will finally catch a break, “We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play.”
The addition of new characters occurred in season 2 with Max and his sister who played an integral part of the story. It’s likely the Mayor, Bruce and Patricia will hold a similar level importance in the 8 episodes planned for season 3.
Stranger Things will once again be on Netflix in late 2018 or early 2019.