The cast of Stranger Things season 2 continues to grow. In addition to fellow newcomers Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Linnea Berthelsen, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, Variety reports Brett Gelman has joined the cast as a conspiracy theorist, a role ripe for the town of Hawkins, Indiana and its underbelly of goverment experiments and interdimensional monsters.
Gelman will play Murray Bauman, described as “a disgraced journalist-turned-conspiracy theorist who is investigating a cold case in the small Indiana town.” Gelman is a prolific comedian and actor known for his collaborations with Adult Swim, though he recently severed ties with company, alleging “the misogyny of their policies”
The first season of Stranger Things became a phenonemon after the ’80s sci-fi/horror nostalgia trip’s eight episodes were released on Netflix in July. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays breakout character Eleven, will return despite an ambiguous fate in the season finale, as will the rest of the core cast of child and adult actors. Unfortunately, no amount of Barb memes will bring her back.
Stranger Things season 2 consists of nine episodes and is aiming for a 2017 release.