Stranger Things continues to lean in hard to its '80s influences with the announcement that Sean Astin, who is perhaps best known for starring in The Goonies, the 1985 adventure cult classic that's one of Stranger Things' biggest influences, is joining the cast in Season 2.
Reiser, best known for the '90s sitcom Mad About You, will play Dr. Owens, "A high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a 'clean-up' assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year." Sounds to me like Season 2 has its new main (human) bad guy who might be Dr. Brenner's boss (still no word on whether Matthew Modine will be back as Eleven's wicked papa).
Berthelsen, who is taking on her first American role, will play Roman, "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." Roman...as in numerals? Which number was she?
Stranger Things Season 2 went into production last week for a planned 2017 premiere.