The worldwide popular culture phenomenon that’s Stranger Issues is formally increasing past its streaming confines and into different media. That’s principally taken the type of a renewed appreciation for Kate Bush, however there are many callbacks, references, and minute particulars to get misplaced on this season.
That features fairly a couple of references to heavy steel and the adjoining “satanic panic” that took over the Midwest of America throughout the mid-Nineteen Eighties. One of many latest characters from season 4, the drug-selling and D&D loving chief of the Hellfire Membership Eddie Munson, has fairly a little bit of fandom in the direction of the heavy steel of the day, together with one particular band heavy on fantasy and mythology: Dio.
All through his appearances this season, Munson is seen carrying a denim vest with a T-shirt of Dio’s 1984 album The Final in Line sewn onto the again. Since Eddie is on the run almost all the season, he doesn’t get numerous costume modifications, making the Dio shoutout a key a part of establishing this new character. So when the present wished some genuine merch for Eddie to rock, they went straight to the property of late frontman Ronnie James Dio.
“He’s a fan of wizard steel, he’s a fan of Dio. He’s a fan of Metallica,” costume designer Amy Parris defined in a current interview. “Truly, Dio was a well-liked band within the ‘80s, and we reached out to the property [of the late Ronnie James Dio to source a band shirt]. His spouse is answerable for his property and provided to ship us classic T-shirts, which was such a dream.”
“I like Eddie. I feel Eddie feels so actual,” Parris added. “And he’s carrying one factor as a result of he’s in that outfit the entire time, so I actually targeted and zeroed in on ensuring all the pieces in that outfit was genuine.”
The Dio property confirmed their approval with a tweet that celebrated Eddie’s steel head bona fides. Eddie’s complete look, full with silver rings and lengthy hair good for headbanging, is bound to be an early frontrunner for Halloween Costume of the Yr. It’s simply good to listen to that the crew put some critical thought into the smallest of connections – when you may have every episode granted a $30 million finances, there’s no purpose to not spend it making issues as genuine as potential.