Netflix announced on Wednesday (April 18), that the beloved, paranormal Netflix original, “Stranger Things,” will be adding two additional Hollywood stars to the town of Hawkins. Cary Elwes of “The Princess Bride” and Jake Busey of “Starship Troopers” have officially been added to the “Stranger Things” Season 3 roster.

Elwes is slated to portray Mayor Kline, a “handsome, slick, and sleazy” politician who is more obsessed with his own image than the citizens of his town. Busey will play Bruce, a journalist with the town’s local newspaper with “questionable morals” along with “a sick sense of humor.”

Ties to the 80s

Season 2 further cemented its connection to the 1980s by casting “Goonies” star Sean Astin alongside “Stranger Things” veteran Winona Ryder.

Maya Hawke, daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, has also been cast in a lead role for the third season as a young girl. Her character becomes “bored with her mundane day job,” according to Netflix, and is seeking “a little excitement in her life.” Hawke reportedly gets “more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins.”

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer made the announcement regarding casting for the new “Stranger Things” season at Netflix’s “See What’s Next” event in Rome.

Remarking on the success of the show, Sarandos said “Stranger Things” had “20 times more tweets than all of the films released at the U.S. box office” during the week of its debut. “Our hits are not just coming from the U.S.

anymore,” added Sarandos. “Our next ‘Stranger Things’ could just as likely come from anywhere in the world,” he said, adding that Netflix has increased its productions in Europe and has doubled its investment in content from the UK.

Returning cast members

Cast and crew have been tight-lipped about any details surrounding Season 3.

Filming is scheduled to start this month. Season 3 of “Stranger Things” will also see the reprisal of beloved roles played by Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, David Harbour, and, of course, Winona Ryder.

The show received 18 Emmy nominations last year with five resulting in wins. It was also been bestowed with the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Cary Elwes was most recently a regular on “The Art of More,” which just wrapped up its second season. Jake Busey stars in “The Predator,” set to be released in September.