Stranger Things season 4 is finally here and everyone is talking about the series favourite Eddie Munson and the guy who plays him, break-out actor Joseph Quinn.

The new season of the Netflix and Duffer Brothers hit show dropped today, May 27, and not only are the OG cast back but there’s a host of new faces too.

Eddie Munson steals the show

As confirmed by Eleven in episode 1, the show picks up 185 days after the events of the final episode in season 3.

The kids are in high school excited for an upcoming ‘spring break’ as well as enjoying different aspects of their lives – and struggling with moving on from last season’s events.

STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, and Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

For the boys left behind in Hawkins that’s the ‘Hellfire Club’ – Hawkins High Dungeons And Dragons group. Here we first meet Eddie, the club’s dungeon master.

Eddie is described as the person who took Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) under his wing in their freshman year but, when Eddie finds himself caught up in the middle of a horrifying event, he must rely on the group for help.

Fans already love the eccentric and erratic character that is Eddie – many have expressed so on Twitter:

Who is Joseph Quinn?

Eddie is played by British actor Joseph Quinn, who studied at the prestigious London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, so for Stranger Things he is flexing his accent abilities.

The 29-year-old may be new when it comes to taking on lead roles but he actually has a pretty impressive acting portfolio. Quinn appeared in season 7 of Game of Thrones as Stark soldier Koner, and took on the role of Tsarevich Pavel in HBO miniseries Catherine the Great, as well as Leonard Bast in Howards End.

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However, prior to his place on the hit Netflix series Quinn is probably best known for playing Arthur Havisham in British series Dickensian.

For his role, Quinn carried out a huge amount of research into the 1980s ‘satanic panic’ as he plays the misunderstood rocker.

He told Inverse Magazine: “It was kind of an interesting time. Heavy metal stands in the face of rusty American values – and it’s a real stark contrast. I think it must have been kind of crazy. I think it’s explored brilliantly in this season.”