Stranger Issues has been an enormous hit ever because it launched in 2016, taking viewers again to the Nineteen Eighties and in addition into the alternate dimension of the “Upside Down”.
A fifth season that’s within the works is about to be the ultimate TV go to to the fictional city of Hawkins, Indiana – however followers will nonetheless be capable of get their Stranger Issues repair.
A brand new play, Stranger Issues: The First Shadow, set greater than 20 years earlier than the occasions of the hit sci-fi sequence, will comply with characters Jim Hopper, Bob Newby and Henry Creel after they had been youthful.
The West Finish present is written by TV sequence author and co-executive producer Kate Trefry and directed by The Crown’s Stephen Daldry.
Producers have revealed particulars concerning the play, saying the story will open in 1959 in Hawkins as a younger Hopper’s automobile fails to begin and Joyce Maldonado – who viewers will know as Joyce Byers within the TV sequence – tries to graduate and go away.
New scholar Creel can also be launched, producers mentioned. His household discover “a contemporary begin is not really easy… and the shadows of the previous have a really lengthy attain” – as the start of Stranger Issues “could maintain the important thing to the top”.
‘Cannot wait to see you nerds in London!’
Matt and Ross Duffer, who’re the creators, administrators and govt producers of the Netflix sequence, mentioned: “You’ll meet endearing new characters, in addition to very acquainted ones, on a journey into the previous that units the groundwork for the way forward for Stranger Issues.
“We’re dying to let you know extra concerning the story however will not – it is extra enjoyable to find it for your self. Cannot wait to see you nerds in London.”
Greg Lombardo, vp of reside experiences for Netflix, mentioned: “Stranger Issues has captured the creativeness of followers around the globe and we’re extremely thrilled to increase this thrilling universe with Netflix’s first reside stage manufacturing.”
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Within the TV sequence, police chief Hopper is performed by David Harbour, Sean Astin performed Radioshack supervisor Newby and Jamie Campbell Bower and Raphael Luce portrayed Creel.
Particulars of when tickets will go on sale within the spring might be introduced in April.
The play opens in late 2023 on the Phoenix Theatre in London.