Stranger Things play set to kick off theatrical trilogy in West End and Broadway

Stranger Things: The First Shadow animated teaser

Last night, the Stranger Things play opened in London’s West End to rave reviews from critics.

The 1959-set prequel tells the origin story of Henry Creel aka Vecna, in more detail than Stranger Things season 4 could fit in.

Now Deadline reports that Stranger Things: The First Shadow is to be the first in a trilogy of theatrical productions.

Industry insiders say that the plays will debut in two or three-year intervals with both stage sequels set to launch in London first.

Meanwhile, Stranger Things: The First Shadow is set to transfer to Broadway in the future.

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The outlet noted that none of this is official just yet as producers and backers are studying reviews and box office over the weekend before green-lighting the next two productions. caught Stranger Things: The First Shadow and we were amazed by the incredible special effects thanks to Netflix’s mammoth budget, but felt the story was satisfactory – much like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

For more thoughts, check out Neil Norman’s review from opening night on Thursday here.

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