The world of Hawkins, Indiana is getting a lot bigger in season two of Stranger Things, and not just because the Upside-Down is taking control. The ever-growing cast has just added Nashville and Rescue Me veteran Will Chase.
While the actor played a country singer in 57 episodes of Nashville, he's being given a much more mysterious role in the hit sci-fi series. Chase will play a character named Neil Mayfield, the father of the new kids in town. The details regarding his role may not be official, but it would seem that Neil's kids will be played by Sadie Sink (American Odyssey) and Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), as they're both said to be playing students who have just moved to Hawkins.
Outside of that small detail, nothing else was revealed about Chase's character. In fact, season two has been kept under lock and key. The stars have even been kept from sharing any details with their families.
Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, and Mad About You's Paul Reiser have also been added to the season two cast.
Unfortunately, the new episodes of Stranger Things will debut later this year, on Halloween.
The first season of Stranger Things starred Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. The second season will feature Sadie Sink as Max, a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behavior and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era, and Power Rangers star Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Max’s hyper-confident, and edgy older step-brother.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director.
Source: TV Line