The creative duo of Matt and Ross Duffer – also known as The Duffer Brothers – have formed Upside Down Pictures, a new production company to develop film and TV projects as part of their overall deal with Netflix. This announcement is accompanied by a new stranger things plays and derived series.
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The company will be led by Hilary Leavitt, a BBC America and MRC veteran who ran Hulu’s Blazer production banner, and also helped develop several hit series, including black orphan, ozark, Greatand shiny girls.
According to the brothers (via Deadline), the company will strive to create “stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where grand spectacle coexists with intimate character work, where the heart l prevails over cynicism.
The production company’s first task will be to work on the fifth and final season of stranger thingsbut after that they will be working on a ton of new stranger things-related ideas, including a new play set in the world and mythology of stranger things produced by prolific British producer Sonia Friedman, Stephen Daldry and Netflix. It’s unclear where and when the play will take place, so fans may have to wait a bit for more information.
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Along with the stage play, the recently announced stranger things Spin-off series for Netflix will also be produced by Upside Down in collaboration with 21 Laps. Currently, it’s unclear exactly what the spinoff will feature, but The Duffer Brothers have said in the past that the spinoff will be “1000% different” from the original series and likely won’t feature any connection to the original cast. .