‘Stranger Things’ is headed for its fifth and final season on Netflix. However, fans everywhere got some good news that the science fiction series will get some new life in a limited capacity as a stage play. Netflix is bringing an off-Broadway version with ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’ which will act as a prequel to the show.
“Based on an original story by the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne and Kate Trefry, STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW, a new play written by Kate Trefry, will receive its world premiere in late 2023 at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End, directed by Stephen Daldry with co-direction by Justin Martin,” Netflix said on their website. Produced by Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions, the play will go on sale this spring, details of which will be announced later this month. The Duffer Brothers act as creative producers, with 21 Laps as associate producer.”
Netflix described the series as follows, “Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds that a fresh start isn’t so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very long reach. Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, this gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.”
Fans can find out how to register to view the stage play on a special website where you can find out about scheduling and locations.
‘Stranger Things’ made its debut on Netflix in 2016 and has won multiple accolades during its run.
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