Netflix’s wildly standard Stranger Issues is getting a spin-off sequence and a brand new stage play set inside its creepy supernatural world, the streaming large mentioned on Wednesday.
The sci-fi horror following a gaggle of youngsters in a fictional US city as they battle monsters from one other dimension is one in every of‘s flagship and most-watched reveals.
atop the streaming large’s all-time viewing rankings for English-language reveals, which use a metric of complete hours watched inside 28 days of launch.
It has clocked up greater than 1.15 billion hours — a determine more likely to rise as the ultimate episodes solely dropped on Friday, and is barely surpassed by South Korean smash hit.
Sibling creators Matt and Ross Duffer had alreadyseason 5 would conclude the present’s “full story arc,” however in an open letter to followers in February that there have been “many extra thrilling tales to inform inside the world of Stranger Issues.
On Wednesday, Netflix confirmed a “live-action Stranger Issues spin-off sequence based mostly on an authentic concept by The Duffer Brothers.”
A brand new stage play set inside the world and mythology of Stranger Issues, produced by prolific and multi award-winning producers Sonia Friedman, Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot, The Reader), and Netflix. Daldry will even direct.
— Netflix (@netflix) July 6, 2022
A “new stage play set inside the world and mythology” of Stranger Issues can also be on the best way, with Stephen Daldry () set to direct.
The tasks come below a sprawling “general deal” between the brothers and Netflix which “purpose to create the type of tales that impressed the Duffers rising up — tales that happen at that stunning crossroads the place the unusual meets the extraordinary.”
“Matt and Ross are an exceptionally distinctive expertise with a imaginative and prescient so crisp and clear,” mentioned Netflix content material boss Ted Sarandos.
“They’re all in regards to the particulars — it is no accident that Stranger Issues has pierced the zeitgeist to change into the epic popular culture phenomenon it’s at present.”
The information comes with Netflix dealing with unfamiliar stress, havingearlier this yr after years of uninterrupted progress, and seeing its share worth plummet.