More casting news has arrived for Season 2 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” as THR is reporting that actor-comedian Brett Gelman has joined the cast of the 1980s-set sci-fi drama.
Gelman will play Murray Bauman, a disgraced journalist-turned-conspiracy theorist who is investigating a cold case in Hawkins. He becomes the latest addition to the Season 2 cast of the drama from brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. Gelman joins the previously announced Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Linnea Berthelsen, Sadie Sink, and Dacre Montgomery.
They join a cast that includes new series regulars Joe Kerry (Steve Harrington) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) as well as breakout star Millie Bobby Brown (aka Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Cara Buono (Karen), and Matthew Modine as Martin Brenner.
Details about the second season of the breakout hit remain sketchy, but executive producer Shawn Levy previously told THR, “There’s definitely a handful of really compelling new characters this season, but absolutely servicing the core group first and foremost. Like the show itself, it’s multi-generational new characters and really, really intriguing ones.”
For Gelman’s part, his “Stranger Things” casting comes days after he severed ties with his longtime home on Adult Swim (“Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America,” “Eagleheart”).