As Freddy Krueger, the Man of Our Nightmares, he brought one of the most iconic characters of the 1980s to life, so it's fitting that Robert Englund is joining the cast of the fourth season of Netflix's ’80s-set Stranger Things.

According to multiple sources, including Variety, Englund will portray the recurring character "Victor Creel, a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for a gruesome murder in the 1950s."

Variety also reports that Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn have joined the cast as series regulars for the fourth season, with Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus, Mason Dye, and Nikola Djuricko on board to play recurring characters.

A premiere date for Stranger Things Season 4 has not been announced, but production recently resumed after being postponed due to COVID-19.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. Visit Variety for additional character details on the new additions to the cast, and in case you missed it, check out the season 4 teaser video that was released back in February (and revealed the fate of a certain pivotal character from the main cast).

Also, Englund shared the news of his casting on Twitter, along with an upside-down photo:

[Photo Credit: Top photo by Matt Harbicht.]

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