The horror icon, famed for bringing Freddy Krueger to life onscreen, will play Victor Creel, a psychiatric patient imprisoned for a gruesome murder in the 1950s.
He joins "Harry Potter" actor Jamie Campbell Bower, "Booksmart" 's Eduardo Franco, and Joseph Quinn from "Catherine the Great" as newcomers for season four, which is currently in production following a delay due to the coronavirus shutdown.
"Stranger Things", created and executive produced by The Duffer Brothers, stars David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, and Finn Wolfhard. A premiere date for the new season has yet to be announced.
"Stranger Things" is not the only project scrambling to adjust their production amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Others include movies "The Batman" as well as TV shows like "Riverdale", "Batwoman", "DC's Legends of Tomorrow", "Supergirl", and "Chicago Med".
Film and TV industries have been struggling to adapt to post-coronavirus world since lockdown was first imposed earlier this year. Many projects were either pushed back or called off as the industry was brought to a standstill due to the worldwide pandemic.
Broadway is dealing with the same issues. There were 24 shows open and running on Broadway before the shutdown. Five more were in previews and three - "Frozen", "Hangmen", and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - have already announced they will not return.