'Stranger Things' Spinoff: Duffer Brothers hope to 'pass the baton' to new director
In a recent interview at the ‘Happy Sad and Confused’ podcast on Spotify, the Duffer Brothers sat down to talk about the new season and their future plans as well. They opened up on how they want to take a backseat now and want to pass on this responsibility of helming ‘Stranger Things’ spinoff series to someone else but would still be very actively involved in it.
Talking about the same, Matt Duffer said, “The idea, ultimately, is to pass the baton to someone else, someone who's hopefully really talented and passionate.” He also shared that by the time ‘Stranger Things’ finally ends up concluding its fifth and final season, it is going to be almost a decade of his life and even though he had “loved every second of it” but now he’s also more firm to pass on the reigns to someone else.
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Furthermore, Matt also added, “Even the idea of Ross and I, say, doing a pilot and leaving it, it just feels silly to me. You really need to be there from the beginning to end. I think we need to find a partner to help us with that.”
The Duffer Brothers did mention about still wanting to be very much involved with the new type of novel story that will be created and conceptualized from their original idea, but they are very firm and certain about wanting to get some other creatives onboard in the next innings of the 'Stranger Things' universe and adding more details on it, Ross Duffer shared, “Hopefully we find that right person to pass the baton to while we go on to do new stuff.”
Even though they didn’t open up on any kind of a particular plot for the spinoff, but Ross Duffer revealed about how the project precisely shares an important “connective tissue” with the original series universe but according to them both, the most important link is going to be “the storytelling sensibility.”
They also confessed about how the spinoffs on the prime characters like Eleven, Dustin or background characters like Dr Brenner's other experiments, don't interest them in any way. Giving some insight on that, Matt Duffer added, “We've done all that. So the spinoff idea we have is very different.”
Ever since its inception in 2016, audiences have loved the eerie and gripping dark world of ‘Stranger Things’. ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 has been applauded by both sections of masses and critics for its darkest and gritty well-scaled storyline with excellent performances by the entire cast. The final two episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Vol 2 which featured the epic battle of all the friends versus menacing monster Vecna to save each other and Hawkins, got accolades and rave reviews from all sections.
Definitely, the makers and Netflix haven’t disappointed fans and delivered what they promised with this season. In other words, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Volume 1 and 2 has been an exhilarating roller-coaster ride, which presented a perfect amalgamation of many vicious and nefarious twists and turns that literally made audiences feel creepy chills right from the first episode itself. It was an edge-of-the-seat kind of experience for all the viewers who can't get enough of this supernatural realm within Hawkins.
As of now, the storyline idea and plot of the potential Season 5 spinoff series have been kept tightly under wraps by makers. They both in an earlier interview with Variety in last month, only spoke up about the actor Finn Wolfhard’s reaction to it who guessed it correct and said, “Finn Wolfhard, he wasn't spitballing, he just went, 'I think this would be a cool spinoff. And we were like, How in the world…”. The Duffer Brothers have successfully hidden all the juicy details related to the much-talked about ‘Stranger Things’ spinoff except for finally revealing that they think Finn Wolfhard might become a ‘really talented director’ in the coming future. A release date for the fifth season has not yet been announced officially by the makers and global streamer as of now. This has only piqued the curiosity of ardent fans more than before to wait for official announcement and what new cast for spinoff series can be.