The Duffer Brothers are reportedly spearheading a spin-off based on the widely successful Netflix show Stranger Things. Aside from being labeled as the first spin-off associated with the ongoing sci-fi series, it will also be an anime.
Under the name Stranger Things Tokyo, the show will follow some game-loving twin brothers as they live on the outskirts of Tokyo in the 1980s. Somehow, the two end up in a scrape with the Upside Down and have to go on a grand adventure. The show will reportedly run for six hours, possibly in hour-long increments or the standard 24.
The Duffer Brothers have confirmed spin-offs for the show would be a thing and that it would be "1,000% different" than its main series. It's worth noting that a slew of other shows Netflix has produced over the years have seen spin-offs in different styles. The Witcher, for example, has a live-action show alongside last year's The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
The main series, Stranger Things, is reaching its finale, with its fifth and final season set to debut in 2024, which would prove to be another reason spin-offs are already in the works, as it's unlikely Netflix wants to see the franchise die out and would rather help keep the franchise alive if at all possible. The Duffer Brothers are also still under a deal with Netflix and are already working on a live-action series adaptation of Death Note, not to be confused with Netflix's 2017 live-action movie.
Netflix hasn't even confirmed the existence of Stranger Things Tokyo, but if its other IPs are any indication, it's only a matter of time before we hear more.