As one of John Kramer’s first targets in the Saw franchise, Cary Elwes has become a horror icon; this after he was already cemented in popular culture for his performance in The Princess Bride, where is refrain “As you wish” was immortalized. We’re getting word that Elwes will be joining the cast of Stranger Things, the horror/sci-fi megahit launched by Matt and Ross Duffer.
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Here is how Elwes’ character is described in Netflix promotional materials: “Handsome, slick, and sleazy…Your classic 80s politician – more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.”
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Elwes will join the series’ usual suspects, along with an extended role for Priah Ferguson (who had a bit-part in Season 2) and newcomer Maya Hawke (the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke). We don’t have plot details or a release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for Stranger Things Season 2 below.
Official Synopsis: Joyce (Winona Ryder), is attempting to make things stable for Will and his brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and she is dating an old high school classmate, Bob (The Goonies’ Sean Astin). “She’s trying to mask a lot,” explains Ryder. “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”
Meanwhile, Hopper (David Harbour) is attempting to keep all the events of last season, like the disappearance of Barb, a secret in order to protect Joyce and the kids. “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.” Siblings Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Mike are also much changed and mourning the (seeming) deaths of friends Barb and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). “She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone,” says co-creator Ross Duffer. “They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”
Shaking up the dynamics in Hawkins is the arrival of another brother-sister duo, Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink). While Max becomes pals with the boys and attracts romantic interest from Lucas and Dustin (played by actors Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo), Billy doesn’t exactly make friends. Teases Matt Duffer, “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”