WILL CHASEWill Chase, best known for singing his way into hearts on "Nashville" and "Smash," is joining the cast of "Stranger Things" Season 2.

TV Line reports that Chase will play Neil Mayfield, the father of a family new to Hawkins, Indiana. It sounds like he's the dad to tomboy Max (Sadie Sink) and bad boy Billy (Dacre Montgomery), who were announced as part of the Season 2 cast last fall.

They join newcomers Sean Astin as a love interest for Winona Ryder; Paul Reiser as a Department of Energy boss in town to do damage control; Brett Gelman as a conspiracy theorist; and Linnea Berthelsen as an emotionally damaged woman tied to the strange events of last season.

Details of Season 2 are being kept under lock and key, with cast members saying the Netflix drama is being stricter than ever about leaks.

"Stranger Things" Season 2 begins streaming Halloween on Netflix.