Details on new characters rumored to be in Stranger Things 3

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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The Duffer brothers and their collaborators have gotten a third season of the Netflix series Stranger Things together quicker than I was expecting – word is the new season will begin filming in April, with production scheduled to last through October.

Since the show is so popular, there are a lot of people watching its progress very closely, hoping to pick up any details that might be dropped along the way. That Hashtag Show appears to have made an interesting discovery about the new season, as they have been in contact with a source who claims to have information on three new characters who are being added to the show.

The source says these three will have recurring roles in the new, eight episode season: 

“Mayor Larry Kline.” Described as a classic, '80s style slick politician, “Kline” is described as pathetic and driven only by his own interests. The studio is looking for a male, 40s-60s, to fill the role.

“Bruce.” A morally compromised news reporter in his 50s, “Bruce” was described as outwardly sexist, overweight and bedraggled.

“Patricia Brown.” “Patricia” seems to be filling the role of the sweet, neighborhood elder. The studio is looking for a woman in her 70s for the role which will see her spending a lot of time tending to her garden and offering her advice to the neighborhood kids. Given the Duffer brothers' affinity for subverting expectations, we find ourselves wondering if this sweet old lady might have some connection to the Upside Down; then again, that might be just the type of thing they want us to think we know and she just ends up a sweet old lady!

They note that these names could just be placeholders, the characters might be called something different when they show up on our screens next year. Personally, I'm hoping the name Larry Kline sticks, simply becaue I'm a big fan of the show Three's Company and "Larry Kline" feels like a Three's Company reference to me – that show had a character named Larry, who was played by actor Richard Kline.

Intentional or not, I'll take Three's Company references wherever I can get them.

Source: ThatHashtagShow

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