Prank Encounters: Gaten Matarazzo to Host Netflix Hidden-Camera Prank Show

Prank Encounters Gaten Matarazzo to Host Netflix Hidden Camera Prank Show

‘Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo To Host & Executive Produce Hidden-Camera Prank Show For Netflix

Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things has signed on to star in and produce a new prank show for Netflix, although the premise of the series is a little bit of an eyebrow-raiser.

Matarazzo plays Dustin Henderson in the Duffer Brothers' "Stranger Things", the hit Netflix series that debuted in 2016 and returns for a third season on July 4.

In each episode, "two complete strangers each think they're starting their first day at a new job".

While some are excited for Matarazzo, people online are pissed about the show tricking people into thinking they have jobs that don't exist.

Matarazzo, 16, will head up eight episodes of the series "Prank Encounters", which is slated to premiere later this year. The idea for the show stemmed from Propagate and will involve executive producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Kevin Healy along with Rob Hyde (Terrance Howard's Fright Club). Anthony Gonzales, the director behind Undercover Boss and Dance Moms, will also be working on the show. Recently, a poster revealed a closer look at the new monster for this season. From the trailer for the upcoming season, which Netflix dropped in March, it would appear that Dustin, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink) and Will (Noah Schnapp) are done playing board games in the basement.

Netflix announced the new show, entitled Pranked Encounters, on Friday.

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