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Netflix Confirms Stranger Issues Spin-Off and Play Primarily based on Unique Concept by the Duffer Brothers

Netflix’s wildly widespread Stranger Issues is getting a spin-off collection and a brand new stage play set inside its creepy supernatural world, the streaming large mentioned on Wednesday.

The sci-fi horror following a bunch of youngsters in a fictional US city as they battle monsters from one other dimension is one in every of Netflix‘s flagship and most-watched exhibits.

Stranger Issues 4 sits atop the streaming large’s all-time viewing rankings for English-language exhibits, which use a metric of whole hours watched inside 28 days of launch.

It has clocked up greater than 1.15 billion hours — a determine prone to rise as the ultimate episodes solely dropped on Friday, and is barely surpassed by South Korean smash hit Squid Recreation.

Sibling creators Matt and Ross Duffer had already mentioned season 5 would conclude the present’s “full story arc,” however teased 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 collection primarily based on an unique concept by The Duffer Brothers.”

A “new stage play set inside the world and mythology” of Stranger Issues can be on the way in which, with Stephen Daldry (The Crown) set to direct.

The tasks come beneath a sprawling “general deal” between the brothers and Netflix which “intention to create the type of tales that impressed the Duffers rising up — tales that happen at that lovely 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 concerning the particulars — it is no accident that Stranger Issues has pierced the zeitgeist to develop into the epic popular culture phenomenon it’s in the present day.”

The information comes with Netflix going through unfamiliar strain, having misplaced subscribers earlier this 12 months after years of uninterrupted development, and seeing its share value plummet.

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