On November 7, 2016, it was revealed that Sean Astin had been cast for Season 2 of Stranger Things in the role of Bob Newby. His casting is another of the show's many homages to their influences, as Astin previously portrayed Mikey in The Goonies, a 1985 film which has been noted by the Duffer Brothers as one of Stranger Things' major influences.
- Besides being well-liked by the cast and crew, Astin was particularly close friends with Winona Ryder. The two were both former child actors and had nearly every scene together. Ryder was particularly unhappy to learn that Astin's character was being killed off, even texting complaints to Matt Duffer 
- ↑ "Stranger Things 2 exclusive: The Goonies, Aliens stars join Netflix series" Entertainment Weekly. November 7, 2016.
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