Netflix is not passing on a chance to continue the success of its Stranger Things saga. The streaming giant has announced an animated series set in the Stranger Things universe is in development.
Stranger Things creators, the Duffer brothers, revealed they were working on the untitled spin-off project (via Tudum), which is described as being in “the vein of the Saturday morning cartoons” they grew up with.
“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,” Matt and Ross Duffer shared in a statement.
The animated spin-off is executive produced by the Duffer brothers under their Upside Down Pictures production company, alongside Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Eric Robles from Flying Bark Productions.
The brothers added: “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…”
This is the third Stranger Things spin-off known to be in development, following a live-action project described as being “1000 percent different” to the main series and a stage play directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Reader). The latter, titled Stranger Things: The First Shadow, will debut later this year on London’s West End.