‘Goonies’ star Sean Astin is joining the cast of ‘Stranger Things’

As if “Stranger Things” could get any more ’80s!

Former child star Sean Astin, who played Mikey Walsh in the 1985 kids adventure film “The Goonies,” has joined the Season 2 cast of the Netflix cult hit, Entertainment Weekly reports.

When “Stranger Things” debuted last July, critics (and fans!) immediately noted the stylistic similarities between the sci-fi thriller series, which is set in 1983, and “The Goonies.”

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Sean Astin is seen at the premiere of FX’s “The Strain” in 2014.Getty Images

“The Goonies” told the story of a group of Oregon pre-teens who stumble upon an ancient Spanish treasure map that leads them on an adventure in which they battle a family of criminals.

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Sean Astin is seen in “The Goonies” (1985).Everett Collection

“Stranger Things” tells the story of a group of Indiana pre-teens who battle a supernatural force that infiltrates their neighborhood and makes off with their pal Will Byers (Noah Schnapp).

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Now, 45-year-old Astin comes full circle as an adult in “Stranger Things.”

The actor will play RadioShack manager Bob Newby, a “former nerd” who went to high school with Will’s mom, Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder, another former ’80s child star.

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Astin will join the second season of “Stranger Things” (pictured).Courtesy of Netflix

Astin will be joined by a few other new cast members, including former “Mad About You” star Paul Reiser, 59, who signed on to play Dr. Owens, a Department of Energy employee tasked with “containing” the supernatural events of the previous year.

Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen plays a new character named Roman, an emotionally damaged young woman who endured tragedy as a child and is “mysteriously connected” to the supernatural events at the Department of Energy’s creepy lab.

The first season ofStranger Things” is now streaming on Netflix. Season 2 will debut in 2017.

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