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Cary Elwes and Jake Busey join the Stranger Things cast for season 3

Monday, April 23rd 2018 by Emma Woollacott

Netflix's spooky supernatural series Stranger Things has been hugely popular with audiences, and the company has now announced the casting for the highly-anticipated series 3.

Cary Elwes has been signed up to play 'handsome, slick, and sleazy' 80s politician Mayor Kline, described as more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.

Elwes is probably best known for his lead role in the much-loved 1987 fantasy comedy The Princess Bride, and was recently a series regular on his show The Art Of More. He appeared in The Billionaires Boys Club opposite Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey, and can also be seen starring in the theatrical release The Queen Of Spain, opposite Penelope Cruz.

Meanwhile, Jake Busey has been cast as a guest performer in the role of Bruce, a journalist for the The Hawkins Post with 'questionable morals and a sick sense of humour'.

'Questionable morals'

The son of photographer Judy Lynn Helkenberg and actor Gary Busey, his first role was in the 1978 movie Straight Time, starring alongside his father and Dustin Hoffman.

Since then, he's worked with Jodi Foster in Contact, Will Smith in Enemy Of The State and as the smart-mouthed Private Ace Levy in Starship Troopers. More recently, he's starred in the Shane Black/Fox feature The Predator.

Meanwhile, Maya Thurman-Hawke appears as Robin, an indie girl who is bored with her day job and intrigued by Hawkins' darker side, and Priah Ferguson will get another outing as Erica. The main members of the rest of the cast are also expected to appear again, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Winona Ryder and David Harbour.

In fact, if you're in Atlanta, Georgia next week, you could even be in with a chance of appearing in the series yourself - there's a casting call out for background roles. You'll need to have an Italian or Eastern European-looking appearance and be aged between 35 and 55. Time's short and the odds can't be high, but you never know.

Netflix isn't giving much away about the plotlines for season 3, although it's expected to be set in the summer of 1985. The casting call does, though, have the following description: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back."

And there's no official release date yet either, although the series is likely to air next year.

To get Netflix and see the show, you'll need to stump up £5.99 for the cheapest subscription; the standard package costs £7.99 a month, and includes HD streaming and the ability to watch on two screens at the same time. Meanwhile, the premium package includes Ultra HD and the ability to have four people watching at once and costs £9.99 a month.

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