Duffer Brothers hints at 'Stranger Things' spin-off series, 'It's going to be different than the original'
With the darker and eerie Season 4 of ‘Stranger Things’ breaking all records, Duffer Brothers tease about a spin-off series possibility
Since 2016, the audiences and fans have loved the weird world of ‘Stranger Things’ which is Netflix’s most iconic and cult series today. Definitely, it is true that ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 was literally more dark and spine-chilling with the well-scaled storyline and excellent performances by the entire cast.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 - featuring Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, and several others - literally delivered what the makers promised to fans. It has been an adventurous ride filled with many vicious and nefariously darker twists and turns that literally made audiences feel the chills right from the first episode itself. It was literally an edge-of-the-seat kind of experience for all the viewers as well.
In a new interview with Variety, the Duffer Brothers opened up on how ‘Stranger Things’ had been structured with its four unique yet unusual storyline arcs said, “If you look at one of the episodes — like, you couldn’t cut it out 15 minutes early”.
Teasing about what could be in store for avid fans and audiences in the fifth season of ‘Stranger Things’ which could be a spin-off series as well, series creator Ross Duffer said, “There's a version of it developing in parallel to season 5, but they would never shoot it parallel. I think actually we're going to start delving into that soon as we're winding down and finishing these visual effects, Matt and I are going to start getting into it”.
On this Matt Duffer added, “The reason we haven't done anything is just because you don't want to be doing it for the wrong reasons, and it was just like, 'Is this something I would want to make regardless of it being related to Stranger Things or not?' And definitely. Even if we took the Stranger Things title off of it, I'm so, so excited about it. But it is not… It's going to be different than what anyone is expecting, including Netflix”.
When Season 5 had been officially touted as the last one, The Duffer Brothers didn’t waste a second and teased the fans about how “there are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes”.
At present, all the details related to the spin-off series of ‘Stranger Things’ have been tightly kept under wraps by the makers except for opening up about star Finn Wolfhard’s reaction to it. Spilling the beans on the same, they said, “Finn Wolfhard, he wasn't spitballing, he just went, 'I think this would be a cool spin-off. And we were like, How in the world…”. The Duffer Brothers smartly have kept a curtain raiser on details for spin-off except 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.
Meanwhile, ardent fans who have been a part of the global fanbase for ‘Stranger Things’ universe have been waiting for the highly anticipated and super-sized finale two episodes which will premiere on July 1, 2022, on Netflix. The two episodes that are worth two and a half hours are likely to be the scariest and gritty ever episodes and will surely make fans crave for more supernatural drama.