Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer are sticking with Netflix for their next project, another supernatural mystery titled The Boroughs. As per a report by Netflix, The Boroughs has been created by the duo behind The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, with the Duffer brothers on board as executive producers. You can read the official synopsis for The Boroughs below.
“In a seemingly picturesque retirement community in the New Mexico desert, a group of unlikely heroes must band together to stop an otherworldly threat from stealing the one thing they don’t have… time.”
Addiss and Matthews will serve as showrunners on the series, which Netflix is no doubt hoping will become the next Stranger Things following the release of the hugely popular show’s fifth and final season.
“We’ve been fans of Jeff and Will’s writing for a long time, and when they pitched us their idea for The Boroughs, we immediately knew they had something very special on their hands,” the Duffer brothers said in a statement. “While the heroes in The Boroughs have a few more years on them than the kids from Stranger Things, they are a similarly lovable bunch of misfits, and we can’t wait for you to join them on an adventure that is at turns scary, funny, and deeply touching.”
The Boroughs has now been given an eight-episode order, with Addiss and Matthews adding, “We’re thrilled to be back at Netflix. Working alongside the Duffer Brothers (who are pretty good at making shows) and their team has been a dream come true. They bring the perfect balance of heart and horror to our story. We can’t wait for audiences around the world to unlock the dark mystery buried beneath the sunny facade of The Boroughs.”
Stranger Things Will Come to End with the Fifth Season
It has now been confirmed that the upcoming fifth season of Stranger Things will be the show’s last. Details of what the fifth and final season of Stranger Things will involve remain a mystery, but we do know is that the story will put Noah Schnapp’s Will Byers front-and-center. “Will’s going to be a big part and focus, is really all I can say of Season 5, in his journey,” Stranger Things co-creator Matt Duffer revealed. “We’re starting to see his coming of age, really. Which has been challenging for a number of reasons, some of which are supernatural. But you’re starting to see him come into his own.”
But fear not Stranger Things fans as this will not be the end of the franchise. An animated series set within the world of Stranger Things is now in the works, with several mysterious spinoffs also now in development alongside a stage play. Shooting on Stranger Things Season 5 is expected to begin in June. While we do not yet have a release date for the fifth and final series, we do know that the first episode will be titled “Chapter One: The Crawl.”
Starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, Matthew Modine and Paul Reiser, the first four seasons of Stranger Things are now available on Netflix.