As we reported, Stranger Things Season 3 has already started production, with a new teaser seeming to hint at something not quite right with the new mall in Hawkins. But is the season really getting along as fast as fans hope? The answer, it seems, is no.
Stranger Things casting director Carmen Cuba revealed at 10th Annual Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship dinner that she and the Duffer Brothers are still on the hunt for even more actors to fill out the cast.
“There’s a certain storyline that’s challenging that we have to keep going back to the well for,” Cuba told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s a lot of secrecy, and we can’t say what parts we’re looking for, so it’s still a weird challenge. I know that if we said, ‘We’re looking for this and it’s for Stranger Things,’ we would have tons more options, but it’s still a lot of work.”
This isn’t necessarily bad news, but it does lead to some questions. What is this challenging storyline? What actors were removed because they weren’t fitting the bill? And perhaps most important of all, how much longer will it take to make this season if they’re still looking for people to play certain characters?
We already know that on top of the original main cast, all of whom are back for the show, there were three new actors on the roster: Maya Hawke, Jake Busey and Cary Elwes. Hawke plays Robin, a woman who comes dangerously close to the dark secrets of Hawkins; Busey plays a local reporter lacking morals; and Elwes plays Mayor Kline, “a slick and sleazy politician.” Were any of these three removed? So far, there’s no word but we’ll keep you updated as the story continues to unfold.
There is still no set premiere date for Stranger Things Season 3 .