Stranger Things is set to get a prequel featuring a young Hopper. The First Shadow is a Stranger Things play that is set way back in 1959 and it will reportedly open in London in the latter parts of this year.
Stranger Things Is Set To Get a Prequel Featuring a Young Hopper
Netflix’s Stranger Things is reportedly getting a ‘50s-era prequel, but it however will not be on Netflix.
Stranger Things: The First Shadow is a play that will make its debut in Phoenix Theater in London in late 2023, and a synopsis has revealed that it will be focusing on younger versions of some of the series’ familiar characters.
The Synopsis of the Series
“Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town,” the synopsis states. “When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds that a fresh start isn’t so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very long reach.”
You might remember Henry Creek in the TV series as the troubled boy who becomes supervillain Vecna, while Bob Newby will then go on to manage the town radio Shack as seen in the second season where he was played by Sean Austin.
Stranger Things on Netflix
The ‘80s-set Stranger Things started on Netflix in 2016 and it is among the most beloved shows on the streaming service and platform. The series however will return for season 5 at some unspecified point in time.
Stranger Things: The First Shadow – Everything You Need To Know
The First Shadow as you should know is written by Kate Trefry who has worked on the show and it is based on an original story by series creators the Duffer Brothers and Jack Thorne who also wrote the Cursed Child and Harry Potter.
Ticket information, performance schedule as well as casting will be announced at a much later date, but you can however register for priority ticket access.
“You will meet endearing new characters, as well as very familiar ones, on a journey into the past that sets the groundwork for the future of Stranger Things,” Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer in a statement said. “We’re dying to tell you more about the story but won’t — it’s more fun to discover it for yourself. Can’t wait to see you nerds in London!”