UNITED STATES: OTT giant Netflix confirmed that the popular series Stranger Things will soon release its animated series. The OTT giant confirmed the news in an open statement on Monday. Set in a sci-fi world, the animated series is currently under development at Netflix. As we all know, Stranger Things will end after season 5, but surprisingly, co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed that the universe will keep growing. Till now, there are no details on the premise or the voice cast yet and other details are kept under wraps.
The Duffer brothers, creators of the authentic Stranger Things series, said in a joint statement, “We’ve always dreamed of an animated ‘Stranger Things’ in the vein of the Saturday morning cartoons that we grew up loving.” Interestingly, the Duffer Brothers also claimed that the show would be similar to ‘Saturday morning cartoons’, which coincides with the live-action series’ 1980s timeline. So, we can expect something like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or G.I. Joe.
“We couldn’t be more blown away by what Eric Robles and his team have come up with — the scripts and artwork are incredible, and we can’t wait to share more with you! The adventure continues…”
Stranger Things is a Netflix original English series that was released in 2016 and became the company’s most-watched foreign language series. The show tells the story of a group of teenagers battling unusual happenings in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.
Speaking of the preparation for the much-awaited animated series, Australian animation team Flying Bark Productions, best known for the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have been hired to develop the Stranger Things animated series. The Duffer Brothers will produce the series under the banner of their Upside Down Pictures, which they launched last year.
The forthcoming Stranger Things season 5 is expected to start shooting this May, as confirmed by actor Noah Schnapp on an Instagram live session; he plays Will Byers in the show.
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