Matt and Ross Duffer, also known as the Duffer Brothers, are formulating a new stage play set within the world of their popular Netflix series.
The only information released about the play was that it would be “set within the world and mythology of Stranger Things” and that it was going to be co-produced and directed by film and theatrical director Stephen Daldry. Daldry earned an Oscar nomination for directing Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader; he’s also made three Tonys for theatrical directing, first for the 1994 play An Inspector Calls, furthermore the 2009 musical adaptation of Billy Elliot, and lately in 2020 for the play The Inheritance.
The play is one of many projects that the Duffers confirmed they’re working on with their new company, Upside Down Pictures, which will be overseen by producer Hilary Leavitt and is a portion of their overall deal with Netflix. However, there are numerous projects in the works. The only other Stranger Things-related venture is a recent spin-off series “based on an original idea by the Duffer Brothers.”
The Upside Down Pictures slate furthermore includes a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series Death Note and a sequel adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 fantasy novel The Talisman. The corporation has also tapped Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. They developed the latest Dark Crystal revival, Age of Resistance, for helming a new original series.
Stranger Things’ fourth and penultimate season recently appeared in two parts on Netflix, with the second half of the season releasing on 1st July. When the fourth season was officially declared, the Duffer Brothers also announced that Season Five was going to be the show’s last.