Stranger Things Spinoff, Four More Projects From the Duffer Brothers in the Works at Netflix

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Fresh off the enormous success of Stranger Things Season 4, which has crossed one billion hours viewed on Netflix, the Duffer Brothers are lining up multiple projects.

Matt and Ross Duffer, who have a joint overall deal with Netflix, have formed the production company Upside Down Pictures, Deadline reports.

News of the production arm also comes with confirmation that a Stranger Things spinoff is officially in the works.

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Such a project has been teased in the past, but this is the first official word we're getting.

The Duffer brothers have been vocal about making the project something very different from the beloved Netflix hit, so we should probably expect a new location and characters.

Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer attend Netflix's Stranger Things ATAS Official Screening

Other projects in the works as part of their overall deal include a stage play set in the Stranger Things universe, a series adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub's The Talisman, and a live-action iteration of Death Note.

The brothers are, of course, best known for shepherding Stranger Things.

The sci-fi drama has continued to rise in popularity, despite lengthier breaks between seasons.

The Upside Down Pictures will be headed up by Hilary Leavitt.

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“Matt and Ross are an exceptionally unique talent with a vision so crisp and clear,” said Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer of Netflix.

“They are all about the details — it’s no accident that ‘Stranger Things’ has pierced the zeitgeist to become the epic pop culture phenomenon it is today."

"We’re excited to continue telling new stories with them as they grow Upside Down Pictures and to welcome Hilary as creative partner.”

“It didn’t take long into our first meeting with Hilary, where we bonded over films like ‘Jaws,’ ‘Home Alone,’ and ‘Speed,’ to know we had found a kindred spirit,” the Duffers said.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer attend Netflix's "Stranger Things"

“Hilary’s passion for storytelling is perhaps matched only by her passion for the storytellers themselves, for whom she is fiercely protective."

"No wonder so many writers and directors are drawn to working with her. She is a rare talent indeed, and we feel extremely grateful to have her at our side as we build Upside Down Pictures”

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Dear Billy, I don't know if you can even hear this. Two years ago, I would have said, 'That's ridiculous, impossible.' "But that was before I found out about alternate dimensions and monsters, so... I'm just going to stop assuming that I know anything. So much has happened since you left. Your dad was a total mess. He and my mom started getting into fights. Bad fights. I don't think he could stand being here without you. So he left. And he didn't leave Mom much. She's taken an extra job, and we moved to that lovely trailer park off Kerley. Basically, ever since you left, everything's been... A total disaster. And the worst part is, I can't tell anyone why you're gone. I can't tell them that you saved El's life. That you saved my life. I play that moment back in my head all the time. And sometimes I imagine myself running to you, pulling you away. I imagine that if I had, that you would still be here. And everything would be... ( sobs ) ...everything would be right again. I imagine that we... That we could've become friends. Good friends, like... like a real brother and sister. And I know that's stupid. You hated me.I hated you. But I thought that maybe... Maybe we could try again. But that's not what happened. I just... I stood there and I watched. For a while, I tried to be happy. Normal. But I... I think that maybe a part of me died that day too. And I haven't told anyone this. I... I just can't. But I had to tell you. Before it's too late. If you can even hear this. I really hope that you can. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry, Billy. Love, your shitty little sister, Max.


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