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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 Duffer Brothers said in an interview that one of the new adult characters in Season Two is involved in Joyce's life, whereas the other is involved in the labs.[1] The identity of the character involved with the labs and the casting of Paul Reiser was announced on November 7, 2016.[2] 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.[3]


  1. "The Duffer Brothers on 'Stranger Things Season 2' - BTS Interview | THR Photoshoot" The Hollywood Reporter. YouTube. October 12, 2016.
  2. "Stranger Things 2 exclusive: The Goonies, Aliens stars join Netflix series" Entertainment Weekly. November 7, 2016.
  3. "Stranger Things exclusive: Duffer Brothers reveal season 2 details" Entertainment Weekly. August 31, 2016.

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