The latest promotional trailer for the Netflix series has already caused a stir among fans. Now a stream of casting news for the next season of Stranger Things could be dropping some illuminating hints for how the new instalment will go down.
Netflix released an intriguing teaser trailer for the new season which confirmed that fan favourite Jim Hopper (played by David Harbour) survived his ordeal underneath the Starcourt Mall.
Unfortunately he didn’t escape with his freedom, as he has found himself a weary prisoner of a Soviet labor camp.
Devoted fans have been speculating how the gang, including his adopted daughter and super-powered teen Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) will rescue him from his new prison.
Recent casting news may have shed some light on who will be involved in the liberation of Hopper, which will undoubtedly form the basis for part of season four.
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Stranger Things theories: Murray to rescue Hopper from Russia as show drops big clue? (Image: Netflix)
Stranger Things: Murray is an ex-journalist turned conspiracy nut (Image: Netflix)
Recurring cast member Brett Gelman has been promoted to series regular, Deadline has reported.
Brett featured briefly in season two and returned as a more integral part of season three.
He played Murray, a conspiracy theorist whose Russian knowledge helped Hopper and Joyce (Winona Ryder) communicate with captive scientist Alexei (Alec Utgoff).
With Murray’s linguistic skills the team were able to discern that Alexei was a scientist who was forced to work on the Soviet’s efforts to build the Key, a machine that allows access to the Upside Down.
Stranger Things theories: Even more cast members were added in seasons two and three (Image: Netflix)