A new Netflix programme took the globe by storm six years ago. Stranger Things was the ideal blend of science fiction, horror, and drama, with just the proper amount of ’80s nostalgia and a terrific soundtrack. The programme became a cult classic, with many fans infatuated with aliens, the Upside-Down, Dungeons and Dragons, superpowers, and all of the show’s other highlights.
They say that all good things must come to an end, but in our world of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs, it appears that some things don’t have to. As production on “Stranger Things” ramps up for its final two seasons, it’s only natural for everyone involved to start thinking about how the iconic world of Hawkins and the Upside Down may continue in some new form. Matt and Ross Duffer, the show’s co-creators, apparently already have a seed of an idea for a spin-off, but they’re keeping it under wraps because it’s still in the early stages.
“We do have an idea for a spinoff that we’re super excited about,” the Duffers told Variety ahead of the show’s fourth season premiere, “but we haven’t told anyone the idea yet, much less written it.”. “We think everyone — including Netflix — will be surprised when they hear the concept, because it’s very, very different. But somehow Finn Wolfhard — who is one crazy smart kid — correctly guessed what it was going to be about. But aside from Finn, no one else knows!”
There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes. But first we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a broken police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down. As always, we are grateful for your patience and support.
As the programme moves into its fourth season, which will touch on the Satanic Panic, introduce a creature dubbed Vecna, and include an appearance from horror great Robert Englund (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”), it’s evident that the writers have a lot of strands to pick from to spin a whole new plot.
Stranger Things also has a huge international fanbase, with Netflix seeing a record number of views. The programme has also gained critical praise, with 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (6 wins) and four Golden Globe Award nominations.
“Stranger Things” season four debuts on Netflix on May 27, 2022. The final two episodes of the season will air on July 1, 2022.