The Duffer Brothers are killing our dreams. In an episode of Josh Horowitz’s podcast Happy Sad Confused, the Stranger Things creators confirmed the spin-off we’ve all been in pins and needles about won’t focus on any of the main characters from the current series, instead promising it will be “1000% different.”
Which, like, it makes sense. It does. It’s probably the best way to go forward with a spin-off without being saddled with the expectations of Stranger Things, which has been a worldwide mega-hit. But, but …we kinda wanted more of this world. We’re not ready to say goodbye to it.
And we had ideas too! Young Hopper. David Harbour pitched it — though we’re not sure if Jacob Elordi has that young Hopper vibe — and we’d take it, because we’d take more of Hopper in any way we can get him. Our favorite would probably be a post-series family show focused on the Hopper/Byers family, but we already know we’re probably not getting that.
So, Young Hopper. We would have taken that. Ft. Young Joyce, of course. Hell, all the parents are invited. Except Ted. We have no time for Ted.
Or, how about adult Eleven? Adult Will grappling with his sexuality? Adult Max and Lucas navigating their relationship? Steve adopting 734634 kids, getting his RV and proceeding to just drive around the country? Nancy Wheeler becoming a monster hunter, because let’s be honest, Nancy Wheeler is probably the biggest badass in this show.
Ideas. We got plenty. Give us a call.
But, I guess, if what the Duffer Brothers want instead is for us to follow Eight, or one of the other children, we will watch that too. I guess.
Stranger Things Season 4 is available to stream on Netflix.