Netflix continues to build on the “Stranger Things” franchise, with the streaming giant ordering an animated series set within the world of the show.
Stranger Things animated series:
Almost all details about the show are being kept secret, other than the fact that it was developed by Eric Robles and Flying Bark Productions.
“Stranger Things” creators the Duffer Brothers executive produce through Upside Down Pictures along with Robles of Flying Bark as well as 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. Upside Down Pictures and 21 Laps are currently on Netflix under overall deals.
“We’ve always dreamed of an animated ‘Stranger Things’ in the vein of the Saturday morning cartoons we grew up loving and it’s absolutely thrilling to see this dream come true,” the Duffer brothers said in a statement. ” We couldn’t be more amazed by what Eric Robles and his team have discovered – the script and artwork are incredible, and we can’t wait to share more with you! The adventure continues…”
Stranger Things web series:
“Stranger Things” has proven to be a global hit and one of Netflix’s most popular original series since it originally debuted in 2016. It was renewed for a fifth and final season in February 2022.
Netflix announced plans for a live-action spinoff series and a stage show in July 2022, with the Duffers producing Upside Down Pictures at the time. No details are available about the live-action spinoff, though the Duffers have previously stated that it will not focus on characters such as Eleven or Steve Harrington. In March 2023 it was revealed that the stage show would take place in Hawkins in 1959 and would debut in London’s West End.
Duffers front work:
The Duffers are also working on a live-action TV version of the Japanese manga and anime series “Death Note”. The series was previously adapted into a live-action Netflix film in 2017. They are also working on a series adaptation of the book “The Talisman” by Stephen King and Peter Straub with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Paramount Television.