Newswire: Sean Astin and Paul Reiser join Stranger Things season 2

Stranger Things owes a lot to The Goonies and the Alien franchise. So the fact that the Duffer brothers have enlisted stars of those projects—Sean Astin and Paul Reiser, respectively—for season two is almost too perfect. Entertainment Weekly reports that Sean Astin, a.k.a. the inhaler-using Mikey from The Goonies, will play what sounds like a very typical Sean Astin character. He’s Bob Newby: “A kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack.” Obviously, Stranger Things takes place in a universe where the The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring has not come out yet, but can you imagine how excited Mike, Dustin, and Lucas would be if they knew they were interacting with Samwise Gamgee?

Meanwhile, Reiser—you know, Burke from Aliens—has been tapped to play …

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