A Stranger Things animation spin-off on the lines of an 80s cartoon series has piqued anime fans’ curiosity and all it took is Flying Bark’s involvement in making the Netflix show. The project is in development with the Duffer Brothers executive producing it with Deadpool 3‘s Shawn Levy.
While fans have their eyes set on Stranger Things 5’s production – which is expected to roll cameras sometime this May, Netflix has also been working on expanding the universe. According to Variety, the streamer has ordered an animation series for Stranger Things “set within the world of the show”.
The Duffer Brothers‘ statement threw some light on the type of adaptation they plan to develop, saying it will be “in the vein of the Saturday morning cartoons”. Moreover, the Stranger Things creator also hyped what’s in store by revealing they are “blown away by what Eric Robles and his team have come up with”.
Flying Bark is turning out to be quite the selling point for Netflix’s Stranger Things cartoon series. Reactions on social media are filled with excitement over Flying Bark Productions (known for Glitch Techs) developing the animation spin-off. The company is also working on the untitled Avatar: The Last Airbender. Their involvement has many already sold on the cartoon adaptation, especially since witnessing their breathtaking works on What If…? and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Stranger Things fans ask for Hellcheer to be explored as a What If for animation series
It’s currently unclear if this animation series would center over fans’ favorite Hawkins school kids Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Noah (Will Byers) Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Caleb (Lucas Sinclair), Natalie (Nancy Wheeler), Joe (Steve Harrington) and Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton). If so, there’s already a growing anticipation to see the original cast voice their characters. While others are hyped to witness Flying Bark’s character designs of Stranger Things’ monsters such as Demodogs, Demogorgon, Spider Monsters, etc.
We’re beyond excited to share that Netflix has announced a series order for an animation spinoff of the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things, developed by the Flying Bark team and executive producer Eric Robles alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen on behalf of 21 Laps. pic.twitter.com/1NN25RIQjD
— Flying Bark (@flyingbark) April 10, 2023
— 👻 Trash-anator 👻 (@TrashysArt1) April 11, 2023
— Deepfriəd (@ledumb_deep) April 10, 2023
I'm so hyped for this!!
Example of how cool stranger things (especially the upside down elements, like the monsters) can look in anime style art: https://t.co/p2jBBoZflR
— fan acc. (@heartofbyers) April 10, 2023
— kev (@AwestruckVox) April 10, 2023
Finally, Stranger Things can become the anime that it always was https://t.co/SBFtRkNI0o
— gr@nt (@grantmooney) April 10, 2023
Hellcheer or get out. Give us the what if Chrissy Lived story She deserved!!! https://t.co/aQt7J31VlV
— LadyPainted (@nahimg00d) April 10, 2023
Please let it be the Steve and Robin spin-off i beg https://t.co/g19clBmIfy
— … (@wtfisarable) April 10, 2023
The Stranger Things animated series will be animated by Flying Bark Productions, the same animation studio currently working on Avatar Studios' upcoming animated Avatar: The Last Airbender movies coming to theaters! https://t.co/tXPaxJ068M
— Avatar News (@AvatarNews_) April 10, 2023
I don’t even like Stranger Things all like that but Flying Bark Productions pop off on everything they make…. https://t.co/BZtE8uyJOf
— arthur (@ArthurDrag0n) April 10, 2023
animated byler? https://t.co/N4dUaBETM6
— blossom🎀 (@LUNARBOWER) April 10, 2023
You had me at Flying Bark. I don't really care about Stranger Things in general but this already sold me given how they handled Rise Of The TMNT, Monkie Kid, and Moon Girl with that intense animation. https://t.co/kpnMuQuntC
— TF_FanKawaii #NewDeal4Animation #FireDavidZaslav (@TFankawaii) April 10, 2023
with the anime, stage play, and now this i feel like netflix is milking stranger things now that the main series is ending ;-; https://t.co/O06uqI9FpY
— Lorenzo (@ramscalspunk) April 10, 2023
There are also requests ranging from “Give us the what if Chrissy lived story” to hopes to see Eddie’s backstory or better, to adapt Hellcheer – the heterosexual shipping of Chrissy and Eddie. All details in regards to the plot are under wraps but it seems like the project has been in development for a while since the Duffers mentioned “the scripts and artwork are incredible”.
In more Hawkins news, a video clip of Finn Wolfhard’s interview for a Japanese TV program is making the rounds on the internet. Finn reveals to the interviewer he will begin filming season 5 in May. David Harbour had earlier claimed production would kick off in June.
according to finn, he will start filming the final season of stranger things in may!
— Ariana (@simplytomh) April 3, 2023
The Strangers Things animation series does not have a release date attached yet.
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