Having these two actors adds to the nostalgia GenXers feel towards the series. The Duffer Brothers have cited the cult-classic Goonies as an inspiration for Stranger Things so it will be interesting to see if an homage to the movies appears in the series.
Sean Astin will play “a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack.”
Paul Reiser will portray “a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a ‘clean-up’ assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year.”
What do you think about this casting news? Are you excited for season two?