Undoubtedly, The Stranger Things spin-off will air on Netflix.
On the Happy Sad Confused podcast this past Monday, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer disclosed that they are collaborating with Netflix on a spin-off series. In a series of tweets announcing the Duffer Brothers’ next projects under their newly established Upside Down Pictures, the streaming juggernaut confirmed the announcement on Wednesday.
What will be the story of the Stranger Things spin-off?
Although the spin-plot off’s is being kept a secret, the Duffer Brothers have stated that it won’t be identical to Stranger Things.
It is utterly unrelated to Stranger Things. The two said that it is not following any of the primary characters. “I’ve seen these speculations that there will be a spinoff starring Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Steve (Joe Keery) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), or another number. I don’t find that interesting because we’ve already done all that. We have explored all of that for however many hours. The result is significantly different.
The Duffer Brothers provided the following statement in regards to how the spin-off will relate to the original series: “It shares a link with Stranger Things and the most connected tissue is the narrative sensibility of it. There is a tale with a Stranger Things connection.
The Duffer Brothers stated in a May email interview with Variety, while the spin-off was not yet public, that they “believe everyone — even Netflix — will be astonished when they hear the premise” for the spin-off “because it’s very, very different.”
To their surprise, one of the original Stranger Things cast members has discovered what the spinoff will be about. “Finn Wolfhard, who is a crazily intelligent young man, managed to guess it right. But besides Finn, nobody else is aware of it,” the siblings said at the moment.
Will the Stranger Things spin-off have the original cast?
Wolfhard, who portrays Mike Wheeler, claimed to Digital Spy in May that he isn’t ruling out an appearance in any future Stranger Things spin-offs, despite the Duffer Brothers’ declaration that the Stranger Things spin-off won’t center on any of the original characters. The actor remarked, “I think it would be sort of nice if it was in 10 years or something like that, and there was a movie or a limited series.”
Charlie Heaton, Wolfhard’s co-star, concurred and said he wasn’t yet ready to join another tale in the same universe. “Having a spinoff [today] would be sort of strange, you know?” Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers, remarked.
Who will serve as the series’ director?
It is not surprising that the Duffer Brothers are seeking for someone to lead the Stranger Things spinoff given their busy schedules with other endeavors.
The siblings remarked during their visit on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, “Hopefully we find that appropriate person to hand the baton to as we go on to do new projects.”
“Even the concept of Ross and I, say, producing a pilot and leaving it, it just feels stupid to me,” Matt further emphasized. You must truly be present from start to finish. I believe we need to enlist some assistance from a partner for that.
According to Deadline, the Duffer Brothers are collaborating on three original series from Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, a live-action series adaptation of Death Note, and a series adaptation of The Talisman, a 1984 book by Stephen King and Peter Straub.
The twins are also working on a brand-new stage play that is based in the Stranger Things universe and mythology, in addition to the fifth and final season of the show and its sequel. The project is being produced by prolific stage producer Sonia Friedman of the UK, Stephen Daldry, and Netflix.
When will the sequel to Stranger Things air?
As the project is currently in the early stages of development, there is no set release date for the Stranger Things spin-off. After Stranger Things’ fifth and final season, according to the Duffer Brothers, they will start developing the spinoff.
In a June interview with Variety, Ross remarked, “There’s a version of it evolving in parallel [to season 5], but they would never shoot it concurrently.” “I think Matt and I are going to start diving into that as soon as we’re winding down and finalizing these visual effects,” she said.
Matt responded by elaborating on why they haven’t yet investigated the initiatives connected to the spin-off in greater detail. We haven’t done anything because you didn’t want to do it for the wrong reasons; rather, you were considering whether you would want to create this project regardless of whether it was related to Stranger Things or not. And unquestionably, “Added he. “Even though we removed the Stranger Things name from it, I’m so, so delighted with it. It will be different from what everyone is expecting, including Netflix.