Stranger Things is now in its fourth season, with two feature films coming next month
Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer have confirmed that supernatural sci-fi series Stranger Things will be renewed for its fifth and final season.
However, the Duffer brothers also confirmed that a spin-off project may be in the works in the future.
Stranger Things follows a group of American high school students as they battle paranormal creatures, gateways to other dimensions, and relationship drama.
Netflix has had success with spin-off projects in the past – Better Call Saul, now in its sixth and final season, has been incredibly well received by fans.
Other Netflix shows that are rumored to have spinoffs include regency series Bridgerton, fantasy show The Witcher, and detective series Money Heist.
What have we said about a Stranger Things spin-off?
The Duffer Brothers said, “There are still many more exciting stories to be told in the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.
“But first, we hope you’ll stick with us as we wrap up this story of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, a broken police chief and a fierce mother, a little town called Hawkins and from an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down.
“The key for us is that (any spinoff) has to feel like its own separate thing, not that we’re just retreading what we’ve already done.”
The couple told Variety, “We have a spin-off idea that we’re very excited about, but we haven’t spoken to anyone about the idea yet, let alone written it down. We think everyone, including Netflix, will be surprised when he hears the concept, because it is very, very different.
What will the spin-off series be about?
Unfortunately, there is currently no concrete information about the spin-off series other than that it will be set in the same universe as the series.
Given that Stranger Things focuses on Eleven and her friends, it’s likely a spinoff will have a different set of main characters, with limited crossover.
While the Duffer Brothers currently remain tight-lipped on the show’s plot details, they did say that Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard guessed who the show’s main threads would be.
When will Stranger Things Season 4, Part 2 be released?
The second part of season 4 of Stranger Things consists of two feature films.
Both episodes will premiere on Netflix on June 1.
When will the Stranger Things spin-off series be released?
The Duffer Brothers have yet to begin writing the script, let alone casting and filming the series, so the as-yet-untitled spinoff is unlikely to air anytime soon.
Filming for the fifth season of Stranger Things hasn’t begun either, and a release date for the final season isn’t expected until 2023 or 2024.
It’s unlikely that a spin-off will be released before Stranger Things is complete, so 2025 is probably the first to expect the spin-off to air.