Stranger Things Spin-Off is ‘1000% Different’ From Original Series

Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers have spoken in the past about their ideas for potential Stranger Things spin-off series. However, in a recent interview, the duo said that the stories they tell will be completely different.

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During a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz, the Duffers said that the spin-off series will be “1000% different” from the Stranger Things fans know and love, and that their idea is actually to develop it with the intention of handing it off to a different director.

“Hopefully we find that right person to pass the baton to while we go on to do new stuff,” the Duffers said, before shooting down any rumors that the series will star Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven or David Harbour’s Hopper.

“It’s not following – I’ve read these rumors that there’s gonna be an Eleven spinoff, that there’s going to be a Steve and Dustin spinoff, or that it’s another number,” they said. “That’s not interesting to me because we’ve done all that. We’ve spent I don’t know how many hours exploring all of that. So it’s very different … The most important connective tissue I would say is the storytelling sensibility of it. There is story that connects to the Stranger Things world, but it really is more about how we’re telling that story.”

Stranger Things is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.

Recently, Stranger Things Season 4 set a record for Netflix, having been viewed for more than 287 million hours during the week of May 23-30. That’s not only good enough for the top spot of the week for Netflix, but it’s also more than enough to break the record for the streaming platform’s biggest-ever premiere weekend for an English-language series, which was previously held by season two of Bridgerton (193 million hours).

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Stranger Things is created and executive produced by Matt and Ross Duffer, who also serve as showrunners. Executive producers are Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Patterson.

Season 4 Volume 1 is now available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.


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