Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard recalls the Duffer Brothers swearing him to secrecy after he correctly guessed the plot of their planned spinoff.
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard recently recalled the moment he accidentally guessed the plot of the Duffer Brothers’ planned spinoff series.
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wolfhard discussed the shocked reactions of Stranger Things creators Mat and Ross Duffer after he correctly guessed the spinoff’s focus. After joking about another show that would follow the characters of the Netflix series 20 years later, Wolfhard speculated what the spinoff would actually entail. “And then they pulled me off… and were like, ‘That is the idea. Who told you?’ and I was like, ‘No one,’” he said. “And they were like ‘What do you mean? You just came up with it?’ and I was like, ‘Well, no, I just thought that that would be a cool way to expand.’ It was really funny, and they were like ‘Okay, well… don’t tell anyone.’”
In June 2022, the Duffer Brothers admitted that not even Netflix knows the details about the unannounced Stranger Things spinoff. While information about the project remains virtually unknown, a rumor suggests the series could follow the close friendship between Robin Buckely (Maya Hawke) and Steve Harrington (Joe Keery). Despite the uncertainty behind the spinoff’s subject, the Duffer Brothers informed fans the future series would be completely different from Stranger Things.
Besides live-action material, the Stranger Things Cinematic universe will expand with an upcoming six-hour-long anime spinoff. Stranger Things: Tokyo follows “video game-loving twin brothers living on the outskirts of 1980s Tokyo” who land themselves in the Upside Down. As of writing, Stranger Things: Tokyo‘s release date remains undetermined. In addition to anime, a stage play based on Stranger Things is in the works with Sonia Friedman, Stephen Daldry and Netflix attached as producers.
Beyond Stranger Things, Wolfhard recent lent his voice to Candlewick in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. The 2022 stop-motion film received far less criticism than Disney’s live-action adaptation with Tom Hanks and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which premiered two months before del Toro’s movie. At 2022’s Golden Globe Awards, del Toro’s Pinocchio became the second stop-motion animated movie in history to win Best Animated Feature Film after 2019’s Missing Link.
Stranger Things Has One Season to Go
As for Wolfhard’s Stranger Things co-stars, Sadie Sink starred opposite Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. Previously, Sink revealed how difficult shooting the fifth and final season of Stranger Things will be for the cast and crew. “It’s going to be awful. It’s going to be horrible,” she said. “These kids, this entire cast and crew, this is like — I mean, it’s family. People say it all the time, but I genuinely mean it.”
All four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix. Stranger Things‘ fifth and final season is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2024.