Stranger Things creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have hinted that a spin-off title based on the Netflix horror/sci-fi series might be on the way.
According to Deadline, the Duffers mentioned a version of it is being developed in parallel to Season 5 but that they would not shoot it in 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,” Ross said.
Stranger Things is no stranger to surprising audiences with twists, and Matt said that the spin-off is “going to be different than what anyone is expecting, including Netflix”.
The news, however, isn’t exactly unexpected. Earlier when it was announced that Season 5 of Stranger Things will be its last, the Duffers also said, “There are many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes”.
They decided to mention the spin-off now because Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, actually proposed a similar idea to what they had in mind. Like a good tease, they didn’t mention what was said, so fans can start guessing.
In the meantime, Volume 2 of Stranger Things Season 4 will be streaming on Netflix starting 1 July 2022, with the opening episode lasting 1 hour 20 minutes, and the finale clocking a 2.5-hour runtime.