LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix (NASDAQ:) said on Wednesday it is developing a “Stranger Things” spin-off of science fiction series “Stranger Things” as the streaming service turns its biggest hit English-language work into an entertainment world. wider.
Netflix added in a statement that the new series will be based on an original idea from Matt and Ross Dever, the twins who created Stringer Things. No details were given about the story or characters.
Netflix also announced a play that takes place inside the world of (Stranger Things).
The sci-fi thriller series, starring Winona Ryder and David Harbor, has set records for viewership on Netflix, surpassing Bridgeton to become the most watched English-language work on Netflix.
(Stranger Things) made a splash when its first season aired in 2016 and turned 12-year-old Millie Bobby Brown into a world star. The final season propelled Kate Bush’s song “Running Up the Hill” to the top of the charts on iTunes and Spotify, 37 years after its original release.
The fourth season concluded with the last two episodes last week, which led to a brief downtime of the Netflix app as audiences raced to watch the season finale.
The series has recorded 1.15 billion hours of watch time on Netflix, behind only the South Korean drama “Squid Game”, “The Squid Game”.
(Prepared by Ahmed Maher for the Arab Bulletin – Editing by Ahmed Hassan)