Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo to host prank series

Starting a new job? Beware — you might be about to get punked by one of the stars of Stranger Things.

Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on the hit Netflix series, will host a hidden-camera prank series — entitled Prank Encounters — for the streamer. He’ll also serve as one of the series’ executive producers. (via Deadline)

If this isn’t a perfect marriage of personality with material, we’re not sure what is. Matarazzo has been endlessly endearing over the course of Stranger Things first two seasons (with a third on the way next month), and his sweetly goofy yet slightly mischievous persona makes him the perfect fit for such a project as Prank Encounters. Here’s Netflix’s official description: “Each episode of this terrifying and hilarious prank show takes two complete strangers who each think they’re starting their first day at a new job. It’s business as usual until their paths collide and these part-time jobs turn into full-time nightmares.”

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