David Harbour shared some (adorably) unfortunate news for Stranger Things fans -- the role of Joyce Byers has been recast!
Harbour -- who stars as Chief Jim Hopper on the hit Netflix series -- took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal the news that the role, brilliantly played by Winona Ryder in the first season, will now be played by a super fuzzy puppy.
"Bittersweet season 2 spoiler," Harbour, 41, joked in the caption to the heartwarming photo of the fluffy Pomeranian. "Joyce has been recast for season2."
Stranger Things fans can rest assured that Harbour was just kidding, although many devotees would no doubt love to watch a spinoff series following the police chief solving paranormal crimes in Hawkins, Indiana, alongside his cuddly canine companion.
Sadly, this means there still isn't a whole lot of information about the upcoming season just yet. While we're sure Ryder will reprise her powerhouse role, fans will also be greeted by some new stars -- including Paul Reiser and Sean Astin.
"Part of the fun of the show is we want people to discover these characters, so we kind of actually resist big stunty name casting," Levy shared. "We want people to meet the character as they are and be surprised by them." Check out the video below to hear more.