Steven Spielberg has been trying to adapt Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s fantasy-horror novel The Talisman since before it was even published. Now, all these years later and after many false starts, it looks like it’s finally happening – with the help of Netflix. Spielberg’s Amblin Television will work with Paramount Television Studios and executive producers the Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things) to bring The Talisman to Netflix, with Stranger Things writer Curtis Gwinn serving as showrunner.
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You knew it was coming, but now it’s official. Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for season 4, and they’ve released a tantalizing teaser as well. There’s no real footage here, but there is a telling tagline: “We’re not in Hawkins anymore.” In other words, get ready to move beyond the same old, same old. The news comes accompanied with an announcement that Netflix has inked a deal with Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers for a multi-year film and series overall deal. Watch the Stranger Things season 4 teaser below.
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Any fan of Stranger Things can tell you that part of the show’s appeal is how it taps into the nostalgia of movies from the 70s, 80s and 90s by emulating and paying homage to them. Whether it’s from the kids referencing the movies or scenes taking visual inspiration from them, the influence of cinema from decades ago is all over the Netflix series. Plenty have tried to break down as many Stranger Things movie references as possible, but series creators Ross & Matt Duffer have the definitive list for you. Read More »
It hasn’t even been a week since Stranger Things season 3 dropped on Netflix, but already the show is breaking streaming records and stirring up buzz about a fourth season. And why wouldn’t it? Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s biggest hits, and in a time when the streaming giant’s competition is starting to ramp up, Stranger Things 4 is a done deal. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer know this, considering the cliffhanger conclusion of Stranger Things 3, as well as their frequent chatter about what they would do with a fourth season. Now, they have offered a little — typically vague — tease about what is in store for Stranger Things 4.
Spoilers for Stranger Things 3 below.
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The Duffer Brothers can breathe a sigh of relief, because a lawsuit against them has gone kaput. The Stranger Things creators were on the cusp of heading to trial after writer Charlie Kessler accused them of stealing the idea for their hit Netflix series from a script he wrote. Now, only days away from trial, Kessler has withdrawn the lawsuit, claiming he was mistaken. More on the Stranger Things lawsuit below.
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Since we still have a long wait before Stranger Things 3 arrives in the summer of 2019, Netflix is trying to hold fans over with a series of featurettes that go behind the scenes of the second season of the streaming service’s sci-fi sensation. And the latest highlights the shows twin brother creators.
Matt & Ross Duffer made a major breakthrough and became well-known names with the creation of Stranger Things. It’s easily one of the most popular properties on any platform right now, and a new Stranger Things 2 featurette talks to the cast and crew of the series to find out what it’s like to work with the sibling duo, and the brothers themselves provide some insight into the making of the series too. Read More »
Another day, another addition to the massive line-up of Funko POP figures, this time with a treat for the most hardcore fans of Netflix’s sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things.
Matt & Ross Duffer, better known as The Duffer Brothers, are responsible for creating, writing and producing Stranger Things, not to mention directing several episodes together. That’s enough to get them their own Funko POP figure two-pack that will be a retail exclusive available later this month. Read More »
Stranger Things won’t return to Netflix until 2019. If you’re going through withdrawal from the hit series, perhaps this very pleasant video will help.
The creators and crew behind the show come together to discuss how the very talented Stranger Things cast came together. Almost everyone – from the kids who are at the center of the show, to David Harbor, and even the season 2 new additions – gets a shout-out here.
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If Netflix’s Stranger Things is functioning correctly, you’re not consciously noticing all of the show’s little details that fill out the backgrounds of its 1980s-set world. But industry veterans are currently putting in their votes for this year’s Emmy Awards, which means Netflix actively wants to showcase all of the work that goes into creating Hawkins, Indiana and the spooky world of The Upside Down.
Check out this Stranger Things featurette that reveals how the show’s production team built those tunnels in season 2, and how a Sears catalogue is one of the most important assets in bringing the sets to life. Read More »
Update: Alex Kohner, attorney for the Duffer Brothers, has issued a statement (via Deadline) in response to the lawsuit:
Mr. Kessler’s claim is completely meritless. He had no connection to the creation or development of Stranger Things. The Duffer Brothers have neither seen Mr. Kessler’s short film nor discussed any project with him. This is just an attempt to profit from other people’s creativity and hard work.
Our original article follows below.
A new Stranger Things lawsuit might have Netflix’s lawyers wishing they were in the Upside Down. Filmmaker Charlie Kessler is suing Matt and Ross Duffer, the twin creators of the hit Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, for allegedly ripping off his idea for the show. Read more about the Stranger Things lawsuit below. Read More »