If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Stranger Things and Eleven just so happens to be your favourite character, we have great news for you. The creators are expanding the Stranger Things franchise and the first spinoff series is likely to be based on Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).
As noted by Deadline, Netflix’s co-chief executive officer and chief content officer Ted Sarandos talked about Stranger Things’ success at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills and admitted that, at the moment, the series penned by the Duffer Brothers is “a franchise being born.”
“Franchises are good, but what you want are hits,” Sarandos reportedly told the crowd, later openly hinting at potential “spinoffs” to come. As Deadline noted, the most plausible option right now seems to be Millie Bobby Brown, as she currently has her own “big Netflix deal.”
Millie Bobby Brown currently has main roles in Stranger Things and Enola Holmes — and, as disclosed during the conference, both titles are currently in the top 10 of the most popular series and films on Netflix. Millie is set to reprise her role of Enola Holmes for the film’s upcoming sequel, which was announced in May. She will also step into Eleven’s shoes once again for Stranger Things’ season 4, slated for a 2022 release.
Earlier this summer, Ross Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter that "season 4 won't be the end" of Stranger Things. "We know what the end is, and we know when it is,” he said. “[The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story.”
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