‘Blue Bloods’: Two Major Stars From Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Got Their Start on the Tom Selleck-Led Series

by Taylor Cunningham

Those who have been binge-watching Stranger Things on Netflix may have noticed that the band of monster fighters are more than just great actors and actresses. Two of the friends got their big breaks on Blue Bloods before they began saving Indiana from the upside-down world.

We’ve been scratching our heads trying to figure out where we’ve seen Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) and Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield) before.

And thanks to CBS.com, we finally found our answer. Both stars had guests appearances on Tom Selleck’s Blue Bloods.

Blue Bloods Brings on Duo for Episode

Sink guest-starred in season four. In Insult to Injury, the Netflix starlet played Daisy, who was a friend of Frank’s (Tom Selleck) grandson. In the episode, Frank chaperoned his grandson’s class on a field trip.

McLaughlin made his appearance in season seven of Blue Bloods. In the episode entitled, For the Community, he played the part of Anthony “Tone” Lane. Tone helped Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) stop the government from deporting a local activist.

Stranger things debuted in 2016 and became an instant cult classic. The series has since aired three seasons. The most recent season premiered in 2019, and Netflix has left fans hanging for two years. However, they recently aired a commercial during the Tokyo Olympics where they teased that season four is coming in 2022. 

Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘The Power of the Dog’

Even though viewers have been desperately awaiting the return of Stranger Things, Netflix hasn’t been stingy with new programs. The streaming powerhouse has been growing its queue at an impressive rate—so no one is ever left without anything to watch.

Last week, Netflix dropped a new trailer for an upcoming movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons. The western, entitled The Power of the Dog, was written, produced, and directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion. Campion won an Oscar in 1994 after writing The Piano

“Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him,” reads the Netflix plot summary. “When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.”

In the trailer, Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) whistles an eerie tune. The plot seems to hint at a possible obsession with his new sister-in-law(Dunst), and clips of blood and fear flash across the screen. It is clear that Cumberbatch is a villain in the story.

Before Netflix releases The Power of the Dog to its subscribers, it will give the film a limited theatrical run on November 17th. The movie will be available to stream on December 1st.