In news that will delight both fans of the 1980s and cartoons, it has been confirmed that a Stranger Things animated series is in development.
The end of Stranger Things Season Four—and indeed, the close of the Stranger Things experience in London—may have left you feeling a little, well, upside down, but the town of Hawkins is receiving a brand new colour palette in the form of a cartoon series.
What can we expect from the Stranger Things animated series?
This week, the news of a Stranger Things animated series was confirmed by Matt and Ross Duffer (aka the Duffer brothers), the creators of the smash series.
Thus far, the series is untitled, but the show has already begun production and is being made alongside Eric Robes, who animated and co-created the Glitch Techs Netflix series as well as Fanboy and Chum Chum on Nickolodeon.
Director Shawn Levy (of Night at the Museum fame) is also working on the project, with the Duffer brothers on executive producing duties through their Upside Down production banner.
Speaking on the project, the Duffer Brothers said: “We’ve always dreamed of an animated Stranger Things in the vein of the Saturday morning cartoons that we grew up loving, and to see this dream realized has been absolutely thrilling.
“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…”
There is no set date for the Stranger Things carton series as of yet.
Stranger Things is a sci-fi series which follows a group of schoolchildren attempting to save the fictional town of Hawkins from an evil that lies underneath the ground, and the first four seasons can be viewed on Netflix.
Filming for Season 5 is slated to commence this summer, and Stranger Things is also due to hit the West End for a stage show in November.