“I remember when we were shooting the first season. We were in Atlanta and Netflix gave us a budget of about $20,” Harbor said. “Halfway through, I remember my hairstylist coming up to me like we were filming the fourth episode, and she said, ‘I don’t think it’s going to work.’”
“When we’re done, we’re done, and I don’t think we’re going to have a second season, we’re going to be the first Netflix show that never had a second season,” Harbour added. “We don’t think anyone is going to watch, it’s going to be a disaster.”
To say the harbour was wrong would be an understatement. The recently released fourth season of Stranger Things broke records this summer, becoming the largest English-language TV season in Netflix history. While the series starring Seaport will wrap up with its fifth and final season, Netflix will keep the Stranger Things franchise alive in the future. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer are working on a spin-off series, while a stage play is in the works, set in the world and the myth of Stranger Things. It will be produced by Sonia Friedman, Stephen Dardley and Netflix. Dardry will also direct.
In an interview earlier this summer, the Duffer brothers said their spinoff idea would not center on a pre-existing character. “It’s not following…I’ve read the rumors, there’s going to be an eleven spinoff, there’s going to be a Steve and Dustin spinoff, or that’s another number,” the duo said. “It’s not fun for us because we’ve done all of that. We’ve spent I don’t know how many hours exploring all of this. So it’s very different.”
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