‘Stranger Things’ Gets an Expanded Universe With a Stage Play and Spin-off Series Now in the Works

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We have good news for fans of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Even though the hit thriller series is ending after Season 5, creators Matt and Ross Duffer (better known as the Duffer Brothers) are going to expand the franchise. On Wednesday, it was confirmed that a spin-off series and a stage play are officially in the works. Here’s everything we know so far about this exciting news. 

A “Stranger Things” Stage Play and Spin-off Series Are Both in Development

The Duffer Brothers have officially established their production company, Upside Down Pictures, under their overall deal with Netflix. According to Variety, this means multiple “Stranger Things” projects are now in development—including a spin-off series and stage play. Details are currently being kept under wraps for the new series, but it’s reportedly based on an original idea by the Duffer Brothers. 

Earlier this year, the Duffer Brothers teased this universe and developmental slate expansion saying, “there are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of ‘Stranger Things:’ new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.”

Since its debut in 2016, “Stranger Things” remains a major part of the cultural zeitgeist. Season 4 dropped on Netflix on May 27, with its final two episodes released on July 1. As Variety notes, the new season “became the second Netflix series ever to cross the 1 billion hours viewed mark.” The series was renewed in February for its fifth and final season.

While Season 5 hasn’t entered production just yet, we’re hopeful that casting opportunities become available when filming begins. In the past, Heather Taylor of Casting TaylorMade has turned to us to cast background actors for “Stranger Things.” Be sure to keep this roundup bookmarked for open auditions—or check out our guide to getting cast on the series to stay informed.

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