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'Stranger Things' Creators' New Series 'The Boroughs' Gets Series Order At Netflix

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By Jeffrey Harris on April 23, 2023 at 12:00 AM EDT

"Stranger Things" creators Matt and Ross Duffer have set up a follow-up to their streaming television juggernaut at Netflix. Netflix has announced a series order for a new supernatural, sci-fi-themed series from the Duffer brothers that's currently in the works. The show is titled "The Boroughs."

The Duffers are attached to executive produce the new series.

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Netflix Orders New Series 'The Boroughs' From 'Stranger Things' Creators

The new series will be set in a rural supernatural town, a picturesque retirement community in the New Mexico desert. The series will follow a group of unlikely heroes who must unite to defeat an otherworldly threat from stealing the one they don't have much of, and that's time.

Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews ("The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance," "The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim") are serving as creators and showrunners for the new series. Speaking on the news, they called the project and working alongside the Duffer brothers a "dream come true."

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Violent Night star David Harbour at Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Premiere
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Hilary Leavitt is also attached to "The Boroughs" as an executive producer under the Duffers' Upside Down Pictures production company.

Currently, the Duffers are hard at work on "Stranger Things" Season 5, which will be the final chapter of the event series. However, while the show ends with the fifth season, Netflix has also announced a new animated series based on the franchise that's also in the works. The Duffers are also executive producing the animated show under their Upside Down Pictures production banner with Shan Levy and Dan Cohen via 21 Laps and Eric Robles via Flying Bark Productions.

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They are also working on an original play based on the franchise, "Stranger Things: The First Shadow." The show will make its debut on the West End in late 2023. Meanwhile, Caitlin Schneiderhan, a writer for the show, is penning an Eddie Munson prequel novel available at bookstores later this Halloween.

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Besides these projects, the Duffers are also working on an adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub's 1984 fantasy novel, "The Talisman." They are also reportedly working on a new live-action adaptation of the popular manga and anime series, "Death Note." Adam Wingard previously directed a live-action adaptation of the series, initially created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata, that debuted on Netflix in 2017. The American adaptation was maligned mainly by fans and critics, scoring only 36% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Deadline reports that the new project from the Duffers will be a live-action series take. Halia Abdel-Meguid is attached to write, and executive adapt the Duffers' Upside Down banner.

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The Boroughs" will stream exclusively on Netflix later on. The show does not yet have an official debut date. "Stranger Things 5" and its new animated spinoff will also debut on the streamer later, at date to be announced. However, production on the fifth and final chapter is expected to start later this year, so it's unlikely that Season 5 willbe ready until 2024

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