‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 – Cast and Filming Updates

Thanks to ‘Stranger Things’ official Twitter account, we know that the hit Netflix series will be expanding its roster this season, with the announcement of 8 new cast members, among the list of names is horror icon, Robert Englund.

Englund will be playing Victor Creel, a character being described as a disturbed and intimidating man, who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950’s. At this point, there’s no word on how this character will play into the story, as the overall theme of the season is being kept a secret.

Along with Englund, Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight Saga) will be joining the series as Peter Ballard. A character described as a “caring” orderly, that works at the psychiatric hospital where Englund’s character is a patient.

The other two announced series regulars are Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), playing Argyle, a fun-loving stoner who proudly delivers delicious pizza pies for Surfer Boy Pizza, and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great), as Eddie Munson, a metalhead who runs the official D&D club at Hawkins, The Hellfire Club.

Also, joining the Netflix show in recurring roles this season will be Tom Wlaschiha (Games of Thrones) as Dmitri, a Russian prison guard who befriends Hopper; Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands) as Lt. Colonel Sullivan, who thinks he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all; Mason Dye (Bosch) as Jason Carver, a handsome, rich athlete that’s dating the most popular girl in school; and finally Nikola Djuricko (Genius) as Yuri, a Russian smuggler, that has an affection for bad jokes and crunchy peanut butter.

Returning this season will be stars, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Kerry (Steve Harrington), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), and thanks to the teaser trailer released on February 14, we know that David Harbour’s character (Jim Hopper) was “the American” referred to in the season 3 finale.

Getting moved up to regular status this year will be Priah Ferguson who plays Erica Sinclair, the younger sister of Lucas, as well as Brett Gelman who plays private investigator Murray Bauman. Fans will remember that Priah had appeared in all 8 episodes last season, but in a limited capacity. Will have to see what a bump up to series regular will mean for her character this season.

It had previously been speculated that Levon Thurman-Hawke, brother to Maya Hawke, would be joining the cast after he was spotted on set, but no official word has been released to confirm his attachment to the project.

Filming Updates

Back in September 2019, it was first announced that season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ was happening. The reveal came via a short trailer, that delivered the cryptic message “We’re Not In Hawkins Anymore”.

This message could not be any truer, as for the first time in the show’s history filming has taken place outside of Atlanta, Georgia; the backdrop for the fictional town of Hawkins.   

In February of this year, filming took place in Lithuania, presumably serving as the setting for Hopper’s story. Filming would wrap in March, with the whole production having to shut down due to the Coronavirus.

Production on the series was finally able to resume at the end of September, with filming taking place in Atlanta. In October some of the cast was spotted on location at Hawkins High School, as well as Hawkins Arcade.

Following the completion of filming in Atlanta, the production will be moving in December to Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico.

Although we don’t have any idea when production of Season 4 will be completed, what we do know is that the episode count will be upped from eight episodes to nine this season. 

With the titles to the first three episodes having been released;

Chapter One: The Hellfire Club

Chapter Two: Tick Tock Mr. Clock

Chapter Three: You Snooze You Lose

As new information becomes available, Horrorfacts will be sure to report it.

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