Rock n’ roll, baby! Joseph Quinn plays metalhead and Dungeons & Dragons extraordinaire Eddie Munson on the upcoming season of Netflix’s Stranger Things — a role he sees as an essential addition to the show’s depiction of 1980s culture.
“He’s an 80s metalhead, he’s a Dungeon Master, he’s head of the Hellfire Club, which is the official Dungeons & Dragons club at Hawkins High,” the England native, 29, said to ColliderThis was his character Eddie Munson, which he revealed earlier in the month. “He’s really in and amongst all of the crazy stuff that I can’t talk about this season.”
Eddie may be a new addition to part 4 of the Netflix hit, which premieres May 27, but he’s also a representation of the show’s biggest themes. The rocker is a symbol for the “satanic panic” that took hold of the decade after the public became obsessed with equating anything from rock music to fantasy games with the worship of the devil.
“It was really kind of an interesting time,” the Game of Thrones alum told InverseIn May, magazine published an article about his research into the period. “Heavy metal really stands in the face of rusty American values. And it’s very kind of it’s a real stark contrast. It must have been crazy. I think it’s really explored very brilliantly in this season.”
Season 4 of science fiction drama follows the Hawkins gang, who attempt to overcome the horrors of high school. It is less than a full year after season 3. The Byers family (Winona Ryder, Charlie HeatonAnd Noah Schnapp) and a powerless Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) remain thousands of miles away in California as those left behind — including Mike (Finn Wolfard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Max (Sadie Sink), Nancy (Natalia DyerSteven (Joe Keery) face a new threat from the Upside Down.
The Duffer BrothersWho called season 4 of Stranger Things their “Game of Thrones season” during an interview with ColliderQuinn was cast after he had portrayed Koner on the HBO fantasy show in 2018. The actor, who gets directly thrown into the show’s biggest storyline, agreed with the director duo that the newest installment of the supernatural thriller matches GOT in terms of scope.
“Some of the stuff that we got to do … I can’t talk about, [but] was great,” he told Entertainment Weeklyearlier in the month. “There was one sequence in the woods. It was a night shoot. When we arrived, the entire forest was lit up. It was incredible. There’s some sequences in it that are just — going to be massive, I think.”
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