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Sean Astin and Paul Reiser Joining the Cast of Stranger Things for Season 2

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Sean Astin is going back to Indiana!

On Monday, Netflix announced three newcomers for the second season of the hit series Stranger Things with the Rudy star being one of them.

Astin, 45, will join the cast as Bob Newby, “a kind hearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce and Hopper and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack,” according to the release.

Former Mad About You‘s star Paul Reiser, 59, will also be joining the stellar cast as Dr. Owens, “a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a ‘clean-up’ assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year.”

Lastly, actress Linnea Berthelsen will be playing the part of Roman, “an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab.”

Speaking with PEOPLE, the show’s producer Shawn Levy admitted that it’s hard to stay mum and not spill any details on the highly anticipated new season.

“I almost didn’t do this press line because I don’t trust my big mouth,” he said. “Between Uncharted and Stranger Things 2, I know I’m going to say something wrong. I will just say that that table read was electric. We read through the first half of the season and it’s juicy.”

The first season of Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix and the second season will debut in 2017.