According to Reuters, Netflix Inc. announced on Wednesday that it is creating a Stranger Things spin-off as the streaming service strives to turn its largest English-language hit into a significant entertainment franchise.
According to a statement released by Netflix, the new series will be based on a unique concept from Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer. No information was given about the plot or the characters.
A theatrical production based on the Stranger Things universe was also announced by Netflix.
The Regency historical drama Bridgerton was surpassed as Netflix’s most watched English-language programme by the spooky thriller starring Winona Ryder and David Harbour.
When Stranger Things made its premiere in 2016, it sent shockwaves through the culture and made Millie Bobby Brown, who was 12 at the time, a worldwide celebrity.
37 years after its first release, the most current season brought Kate Bush’s song Running Up That Hill to the top of the iTunes and Spotify rankings.
The final two episodes of the fourth season were released last week, and as viewers hurried to see them, the Netflix service briefly crashed.
Only the South Korean drama Squid Game has had more Netflix viewers with 1.15 billion hours watched.
Netflix started thinking about ways to continue the tale through spin-offs and merchandising as the show’s following grew beyond so-called genre nerds, or science-fiction fanatics, to adults drawn in by its 1980s pop culture allusions.
As a result, a variety of Stranger Things tie-ins have been produced, including a frozen pizza with pineapple and jalapenos from Surfer Boy from Walmart and a Magic 8 ball toy from Hasbro.
Additionally, visitors to Hawkins National Laboratory attractions in New York, San Francisco, and London have had the opportunity to take part in fictitious sleep studies.
The new show is a part of a production deal with the Duffer Brothers, who will also work on other projects, including a live-action TV adaptation of the Death Note manga and anime series.