As Stranger Things season four is breaking the internet, creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer announce Upside Down Pictures and spin-off series at Netflix.
Season four of the smash-hit series topped 1.15 billion hours viewed in its first 28 days, making it only the second series to cross the billion plays at Netflix.
With the success at Netflix, the Duffer brothers figured why not stay around for a bit launching Upside Down Pictures and signing on with the streamer for several more projects. BBC America and MRC vet Hilary Leavitt will be in charge over at Upside Down. Leavitt is known for developing Ozark, Orphan Black, and Shining Girls.
The Stranger Things spin-off will also be produced by 21 Laps. No other real information is known about this series.
Right now, Matt and Ross are taking a few weeks off before they sit down and start writing what will be the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. The Duffers have said recently the know the final 20 minutes of the series, but need to figure out the rest. The fifth season will not be as long in time as season four.
More Than Stranger Things at Upside Down
In addition to the Stranger Things spin-off, Upside Down Pictures will also a new live action adaptation of Death Note and an adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s novel The Talisman. An original series from creators Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews and a Stranger Things stage play are also in the works.
Upside Down Pictures will have their work cut out for them at Netflix, but if the 1.15 billion streaming hours says anything it’s that fans want more. However, it will be a bit before any of it hits television.