Netflix greenlights 'Stranger Things' spin-off series to help build a franchise
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Netflix Inc said on Wednesday it is developing a spin-off of science fiction series "Stranger Things" as the streaming service works to build its biggest English-language hit into a broad entertainment franchise.
The new series will be based on an original idea from Matt and Ross Duffer, the twins who created "Stranger Things," Netflix said in a statement. No details on the story or characters were provided.
Netflix also announced a stage play set in the world of "Stranger Things."
The supernatural thriller starring Winona Ryder and David Harbour has set viewing records for Netflix, surpassing the Regency-era drama "Bridgerton" as the company's most-watched English-language show.
"Stranger Things" reverberated through the cultural zeitgeist when it debuted in 2016 and turned then-12-year-old Millie Bobby Brown into a global star. The most recent season propelled Kate Bush's song "Running Up That Hill" to the top of the iTunes and Spotify charts 37 years after its original release.
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