December 1, 2020

‘Stranger Things’ signs Robert Englund, known for playing Freddy Krueger


Robert Englund.

Robert Englund.
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The actor Robert Englund, icon of terror for his role as Freddy Krueger in the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” saga, will join the cast of the series “Stranger Things” in its fourth season, Netflix announced today in a statement.

Englund to play Victor Creel, “a disturbed and intimidating man who was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after committing a terrible murder in the 1950s,” indicates the platform.

The signing of Englund is a nod for fans of this series, a love letter to the genre classics of the 80s that since its premiere in 2016 it has become a phenomenon, with more than 65 awards and 175 nominations, in addition to being one of the most viewed on Netflix.

Together with the Californian actor they join another seven new actors this season, currently in production: Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye, Nikola Djuricko and Tom Wlaschiha.

Created by the Duffer brothers, “Stranger Things” is a drama set in Hawkins (Indiana), a seemingly quiet town in the American Midwest, until the disappearance of a child sparks a series of strange and dangerous events.

Three times nominated for an Emmy for best drama series, it is one of Netflix’s most-watched titles. Only the third season accumulated 40.7 million family accounts in its first four days on the service and 64 million households in its first four weeks on Netflix.

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