Stranger Things spin-off: Duffer Brothers wants to “pass the baton” to other directors
Stranger Things creators and showrunners Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, known collectively as the Duffer Brothers, want to “pass the baton” to someone else for a possible spin-off series when it finally materializes. This, they believe, will allow them to explore new creative avenues after devoting nearly a decade to the sci-fi horror series. Although the two did not name potential replacements, they did mention that they wanted the individual to be someone “talented and passionate”. The Duffer Brothers, however, plan to remain “heavily involved” with the Stranger Things spinoff in one capacity or another.
Matt said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast: “Even the idea of Ross and I, say, doing a [Stranger Things spin-off] pilot and leave it just seems silly to me. You really have to be there from start to finish. I think we need to find a partner to help us with that.”
While the Duffer Brothers didn’t reveal any plot details for the Stranger Things spin-off, they teased that it will have the same “connective tissue” as the original series. The brothers also pointed out that the spin-off won’t focus on characters like Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven or Gaten Matarazzo’s Dustin Henderson because “we’ve done all of that.” The Duffer Brothers had hinted at this before with their “different from what everyone expects” remark.
The Duffer Brothers’ comments come days after Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 was released on July 1 on Netflix. The two-episode finale of the fourth season drew a lot of attention as Netflix reportedly crashed shortly after its premiere. Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 is set to be followed by a fifth and final season, which marks the end of the Netflix saga that began in 2016. While Stranger Things season 5 is already in the works, it’s unclear when it will be released. expected.
Stranger Things 5 is expected to be followed by a spin-off series anyway, which might not have the Duffer Brothers at the helm.