Tuesday, April 16, 2024

London Report: Three “Stranger Things” Prequels Could Be Running on Broadway Over the Next Decade


You tmigboye hought “Stranger Things” was wrapping up after five seasons.
Um, no.

A “Stranger Things” prequel theater production opened in London tonight. Deadline.com’s Baz Bamigboye is raving about it. And why not? Stephen Daldry directed it.

The play, called “The First Shadow,” will likely come to New York in fall 2024 or spring 2025. Baz says it will be followed by two more, making a trilogy. That means in six to eight years, Broadway could have Stranger Things mania.

Tonight’s opening in London had a star studded audience. Matthew Modine, David Harbour, and Cara Buono from the TV show were there along with Lily Allen, Hugh Jackman, Lulu, James McAvoy, Emma Corrin, Jennifer Garner, Daniel Dae Kim, Ed McVey, Thomasin McKenzie, Himesh Patel, and Jonathan Pryce.

Most importantly, The Duffer Brothers, who created all this, and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos were front and center.

If you thought Times Square was spooky before, get ready for this!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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