Netflix is reportedly working on an anime series titled “Stranger Things Toyko” according to What’s on Netflix.
This planned spin-off of the streaming giant’s flagship franchise is potentially the ‘1,000% different’ spin-off that was in the works and teased earlier this year by The Duffer Brothers.
Details on the project are still limited, but the site says the series has scored a brief synopsis: “An encounter with the Upside Down evolves into a grand adventure for video game-loving twin brothers living on the outskirts of 1980s Tokyo.”
That would fit in with Matt Duffer’s description during a Happy Sad Confused podcast earlier this year, where he said it will be a “story that connects to the Stranger Things world, but it really is more about how we’re telling that story.”
The project will reportedly run around six hours in length and would mark the first official spin-off of the franchise. It has also allegedly been under consideration since early 2021. “Stranger Things” previously went animated for three video games, including “Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales” which is now exclusive to Netflix Games.
As the show’s team is busy on the fifth and final season of the main show, which will begin shooting in May next year, it’s not clear when this will be made or potentially air though it would likely be after the series wraps. The fourth season recently drew record numbers for Netflix and is currently its #1 most-watched English language season of a TV series.
The Duffer Brothers also have an overall deal with Netflix. They are working on other projects outside this franchise, including live-action adaptations of the Stephen King-penned “The Talisman” and the anime series “Death Note”.