Stranger Things is getting a prequel to help make the wait for season 5 a little easier — though to check it out, you’ll need to head to London. Today, Netflix announced Stranger Things: The First Shadow, a stage play that will premiere at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End starting in “late” 2023 and that serves as an origin story of sorts.
Stranger Things creators the Duffer brothers will serve as creative producers, while the story was penned by Kate Trefry, a writer on the show since season 2. The story follows younger versions of characters like Hopper and Joyce as they deal with the early days of the darkness that haunts Hawkins, Indiana. Here’s the official premise:
Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young…