One series that has been a sure fire hit this summer has been Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’, which somehow managed to squeeze lots of 1980’s tropes into eight episodes of pure thrills and entertainment.
News broke a few weeks ago that the series has now gotten a second season and we already know that the new show will introduce a couple of new characters to the mix. But since the news broke the shows producers have been getting a lot of requests from some very well known actors who want a part in the series.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer Shawn Levy admitted that “certain actors that you have definitely heard of have raised their hand with real interest to be a part of it”.
“Without naming them – look, obviously certain people like Aaron Paul and Stephen King and Guillermo Del Toro have been very public champions of our show and supporters,” Levy explained.
“But the list of famous creative people – whether actors or filmmakers – who have found their way to the Duffers and I as fans of the show…
“But I don’t know that just because those are available that opportunity makes them the right ideas.”
Levy said that it would be tempted to entertain some of these offers, but he’d rather remain faithful to the tone and the heart of the show people love.
“The show’s appeal is based so much on the unknown quotient in our actors, in our premise, in our plot,” he continued.
“So we do hope to keep that same discovery, and that would suddenly go away if we decided to cast all the famous people who said they’d like to be a part of it.”
If you haven’t got around to seeing ‘Stranger Things’ yet. Then you really should. Its available to view on Netflix and is well worth the watch.