Sean Astin, Linnea Berthelsen and Paul Reiser join Stranger Things‘ second season, but what does it all mean?

Netflix’s retro hit Stranger Things has made a few additions to their cast lineup with Sean Astin, Linnea Berthelsen and Paul Reiser all taking roles for the series second season. And while the identities of the new roles have been briefly outlined, their addition only seems to add to the mystery of next seasons content.

Sean Astin who is better known for his role as the often parodied, overly polite yet very loyal Hobbit, Samwise Gamgee, will play Bob Newby ‘An emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab’.

Astin will be joined by Linnea Berthelsen (NATSKYGGE) as Roman ‘an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab’.

And last but not least, Paul Reiser (Mad About You) as (possible antagonist) Dr. Owens ‘A high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a “clean-up” assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year.’

The show creators, the Duffy brothers, have taken the whole 80’s theme one step further with the addition of Astin and Reiser, both of whom found early fame in period hits The Goonies and Aliens. And while we have some idea of the roles they’ll play in next years season, we’ll have to leave it to Reddit to find out exactly how they’ll affect the plot.

Recently the Duffy brothers came clean on some of the Reddit fan theories, telling The Hollywood Reporter “Some of the fan theories online are amazing. Most are wrong, but I’ve read a few that are right or very close.”

One fan had even gone into as much detail as predicting the content of each episode, while others were able to craft some pretty believable theories about what will take place in the next season. Which theories are right however, we’ll just have to wait and see.

For anyone who doesn’t like spoilers, avoid the Stranger Things Reddit for a while, because it’s only a matter of time before these latest character clues lead someone to the exact content of season two.

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