Stranger Things Season 4 Adds Robert Englund & More

Carla Harmon
November 23, 2020

Clearly the Stranger Things execs went for some familiar faces to help round out the cast for Season 4, with numerous new actors having experience with genre work. The horror legend is actually one of several new performers joining the cast of the upcoming fourth season. He'll be joined by fellow series regulars Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight, Sweeney Todd) and Joseph Quinn (Game of Thrones).

Englund is joining the cast of Stranger Things 4 as recurring character Victor Creel, "a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s", the Stranger Things Twitter account announced in a thread revealing the new cast members.

Jamie's role will be that of Peter Ballard, who is described as "a caring man who works as an orderly at a psychiatric hospital". As Ballard grows exhausted of the brutality he witnesses on a daily basis, he may finally decide to take a stand. Three new series regulars have been added, including actor Eduardo Franco who is known for comedic roles in Booksmart and The Binge.

Mason Dye (Bosch) as Jason Carver, a teen who seems to have it all - "he's handsome, he's rich, he's a sports star, and he's dating the most popular girl in school". But as a new evil threatens Hawkins, Jason's ideal world begins to unravel. Deadline notes that Eddie is an "80s metalhead and outsider who "will find himself at the terrifying epicenter of this season's mystery". The series, which will see the return of the seemingly dead Jim Hopper (David Harbour), also stars Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey, Maya Thurman-Hawk, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, and Brett Gelman.

Tom Wlaschiha played the role of Jaqen H'ghar in Game of Thrones.

It's a match made in heaven (or at least a spooky boiler room) for Englund and Stranger Things, which takes all of its cues from sci-fi and horror movies and television of the 1980s - like the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise that pumped out seven movies from 1984 to 1994, all with Englund as the notorious child killer turned vengeful ghost Freddy Krueger.

"A smart and charming Russian prison guard".

"Y'all just going to let Freddy Krueger loose in Hawkins!" one commented on Instagram.

The Stranger Things season four teaser, which was released in February, revealed that David Harbour character Jim Hopper had survived at the end of season three, only to be imprisoned in Russian Federation, where he'll meet Wlaschiha's character.

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