10:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Stranger Things' Enlists Brett Gelman for Season 2 (Exclusive)
Netflix's Stranger Things continues to bulk up its cast for season two.
Actor-comedian Brett Gelman has joined the cast of the 1980s-set sci-fi drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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-two 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 regular Joe Keery (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 (Dr. Martin Brenner).
Details about the second season of the breakout 1980s-set drama remain sketchy, but the roles of Max and Billy are two of the three new faces expected to join the summer hit.
"There's definitely a handful of really compelling new characters this season, but absolutely servicing the core group first and foremost," executive producer Shawn Levy previously told THR. "Like the show itself, it's multigenerational 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). Repped by ICM Partners, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Schreck Rose, Gelman's credits include Showtime's Twin Peaks revival, Fleabag, Another Period, The Eric Andre Show and Married.