Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos touted the streaming giant’s upcoming international productions at the See What’s Next event in Rome this afternoon, saying “Our next Stranger Things could come from anywhere in the world.” Talking of the award winning cultural phenomenon, Sarandos announced two new faces for Season 3.
Joining the cast in guest roles are Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline and Jake Busey as Bruce. Kline is described as “handsome, slick and sleazy… your classic 80s politician — more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.” Bruce is a journalist for the The Hawkins Post with “questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.”
Sarandos noted that “hits don’t come bigger” than the series created by sibling team Matt and Ross Duffer.
Plotlines for Season 3 are being kept close to the vest and it doesn’t yet have an air date, although Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy told PaleyFest in late March, “We are going back to work next month, and we’re super excited.”
The series follows the supernatural adventures of a group of kids in 80s-era fictional small town Hawkins, and has been an enormous hit with audiences and critics alike. The disruptive platform’s Sarandos noted today that Stranger Things‘ S2 release generated “twenty times more tweets than all movies released the same week” and had “higher social engagement than the Game Of Thrones Season 7 premiere.”