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This article reveals details about the upcoming season two of Stranger Things. Read at your own discretion.

Dr. Owens was a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy, who was tasked with containing the strange events that took place in Hawkins, Indiana in 1983. He will be portrayed by Paul Reiser.

Behind the scenes

The character's identity and the casting of Paul Reiser was announced on November 7, 2016.[1] Reiser previously played the villainous character Burke in Aliens, a 1986 James Cameron film that the Duffer Brothers named as an influence for Season 2.[2]


  1. "Stranger Things 2 exclusive: The Goonies, Aliens stars join Netflix series" Entertainment Weekly. November 7, 2016.
  2. "Stranger Things exclusive: Duffer Brothers reveal season 2 details" Entertainment Weekly. August 31, 2016.

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