Netflix has just officially announced that stranger things will have a prequel However, this will not reach the screen, but the theater stages in a work entitled Stranger Things: The First Shadow.
After four seasons, and a fifth and final one in production, the Show most watched in the history of the giant of streaming has garnered unprecedented popularity, flaunting itself as an extraordinary element of pop culture.
So it’s no surprise that Netflix wants to capitalize on the popularity of stranger things and have a new proposal for the faithful followers of the series.
The play of the universe of stranger things will be set in Hawkins in 1959 to introduce audiences to the beginning of a familiar story, where there may be a hint of what the series finale will be like, scheduled for some point in 2024.
what do we know about Stranger Things: The First Shadow?
According to the original synopsis, Netflix promises that The First Shadow “It will take theatrical storytelling and drama to a whole new dimension, taking you back to the beginning of the ‘Stranger Things’ story that may be the key to the ending.”
The play will be performed based on the original story by series creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. As for the production, it has a script by Kate Trefry, producer of the original series.
Also, Stephen Daldry, winner of the BAFTA film award for the film billy elliott (2000), and Justin Martin will be the two directors of the stage adaptation.
The play will tell a prequel story, set 25 years before the events of the first season. In particular, it will follow the early years of Jim Hopper, Joyce Maldonado, Bob Newby and Henry “Vecna” Creel, the characters played on screen by David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Sean Astin and Jamie Campbell Bower, respectively.
Although it is still unknown who will make up the cast of Stranger Things: The First ShadowNetflix announced that the play will debut at the Phoenix Theater in the West End of London, England, at the end of 2023.
If you want to travel to London to see it, tickets are expected to be available sometime this spring, via the play’s official website.
Welcome to Hawkins, 1959. Before the world turned upside down…
Stranger Things: The First Shadow. A new story live on stage.
London | Late 2023 | https://t.co/6dx4JppFhw pic.twitter.com/DTcWn21wXE
— Stranger Things On Stage (@STOnStage) March 1, 2023
Welcome to Hawkins, 1959. Before the world turned upside down… ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow’. A new story live on stage. London | End of 2023.