More Upside Down for you super fans
The creepy, nostalgia-driven series Stranger Things was a runaway hit – two (soon to be three) seasons in though, and there's some answers we still haven't got. Remedying this, Netflix’s next venture will be a bit of a diversion from swallowing up every semi-good TV show and churning out its originals, as it was announced that some Stranger Things books are on the way.
Teaming up with Penguin Random House and Del Rey Books, the streaming giant will unpack the story of the gang's hometown of Hawkins, Indiana, and how the terrifying Upside Down came to be. The announcement came via a tweet from the publisher which read: “We're partnering with @Netflix for #StrangerThings BOOKS! The official behind-the-scenes companion is coming your way this fall!”
The first releases will be the aforementioned Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion, a gift book for younger readers that will have "advice, wisdom, and warnings", and then next spring a prequel novel about Eleven’s mother and the MKUltra program written by Gwenda Bond. Additional titles for both adults and young readers will arrive later in 2019.
For those of you who watch TV because you can’t be bothered to read, there will be audiobook editions via Penguin Random House Audio.
All of this should certainly placate fans as they wait for season three, which will see the arrival of Francesca Reale, Cary Elwes and Jake Busey. Reale will play a popular lifeguard at the Hawkins Community Pool who becomes the centerpiece of a dark mystery, Elwes will play Mayor Kline, and Busey will be Bruce, a journalist for the The Hawkins Post.