Netflix announced a prequel to Stranger Things, The First Shadow, which will arrive in play format. We tell you everything you need to know in this note!
Through a small teaser, Netflix confirmed that stranger things it will have its prequel but it will not be in series format but will come as a play. The official title is Stranger Things: The First Shadow and will show us a Hawkins of 1959where we can see characters that we already met as Jim Hopper, Joyce Maldonado, Bob Newby and Henry Creel, better known as Vecna. You will be able to enjoy London later this year.
It is not a surprise that we finally have news about this project announced in July 2022. When she introduced herself Upside Down Pictures and Netflix they only confirmed that it was going to be a play and he will direct it Stephen Daldry (The Crown) and the scriptwriter is Kate Trefry (How To Be Alone). This is the first project of many that the duffer brotherscreators of the series, have in mind to keep the franchise alive after the final season is released.
Welcome to Hawkins, 1959. Before the world turned upside down…
Stranger Things: The First Shadow. A new story live on stage.
London | Late 2023 | pic.twitter.com/DTcWn21wXE
— Stranger Things On Stage (@STOnStage) March 1, 2023
We remind you that stranger things it will end with its fifth installment, despite the fact that many fans want it to continue with at least one more season. However, many of the protagonists do not agree and consider that it is time to close the story. One of the actors who spoke recently on the subject was Finn Wolfhard, who commented that stretching the narrative of stranger things for it to have one more season in addition to the fifth would be “ridiculous”. And he also explained that he trusts that the co-creators will give “a perfect ending” for the fifth season.
The stage play will open in London and will be canon within the franchise. Its official synopsis reveals the following: “A young man’s car Jim Hopper it does not start, the sister of Bob Newby he doesn’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado He just wants to graduate and get out of town. When a new student arrives, henry creelhis family discovers that a new beginning is not so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very great reach “.
With the advance, Netflix commented that “This exciting new adventure will take you directly to the beginning of the story of stranger things and it may be the key to the end.” Of course, it was only confirmed for now that it will be able to be seen in London at the time of its premiere. This means that the work has no plans to expand to other places, but it is very likely that it will end in broadway as it happened with The Cursed Child of Harry Potter. In addition, it will be a story that we can enjoy while we wait for the end of stranger thingswhich we will not see for a few years.
The first four seasons of stranger things are already available in Netflix. This work is simply one of the first spin-off that will come to us, since the duffer brothers They confirmed in a recent interview that their plans are to continue expanding the universe. However, they did not reveal what the next project will be about, as they want to keep everything under wraps.