Reports are circulating that the Duffer Brothers are spearheading a spin-off of the widely successful Netflix show Stranger Things. What sets it apart, aside from being labeled as the first spin-off associated with the ongoing sci-fi series, is it will be in the style of an anime.
Under the name Stranger Things Tokyo, the show will follow a pair of game-loving twin brothers. Living on the outskirts of Tokyo in the 1980s, the two somehow end up in a scrape with the Upside Down and have to go on a "grand adventure." Supposedly, the show will last six hours.
The spin-off idea isn't out of the realm of possibility; after all, the Duffer Brothers have confirmed spin-offs for the show would be a thing and that it would be "1,000% different" during the Happy Sad Confused podcast. It's also worth noting that a slew of other shows Netflix has produced over the years have seen spin-offs in other formats. The Witcher is the greatest example as not only does it have a live-action show, but also an anime itself.
With Stranger Things reaching its climax with its fifth and final season set to debut in 2024, that would be another reason spin-offs will help keep the franchise alive. The Duffer Brothers are also still under a deal with Netflix and are already working on a live-action series adaptation of Death Note.
Unfortunately, Netflix hasn't even confirmed the mere existence of Stranger Things Tokyo, but it could be seen as the natural evolution of the award-winning franchise.