Stranger Things: The First Shadow will take us to Hawkins, in 1959.
“The Beginning of the Story of Stranger Things could be the key to what happens…” Stranger Things will go back. A very first teaser posted this Wednesday reveals The First Shadowthe play derived from the series which will be performed across the Channel at the end of the year, from November 17 at the Phoenix Theater in London.
The short promo travels back in time via vintage television to when the villainous Vecna was just poor little Henry Creel. The scenic experience we “will take you back to the beginning of the story of Stranger Things“, assures the production which goes even further by promising that the prequel piece “may hold the key to what’s to come.” In other words, it should contain elements to better understand the season 5 finale of Stranger Things expected next year.
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 5, 2023
Based on an original story by Matt and Ross Duffer, aided by Jack Thorne and Kate Trefry, and directed by Stephen Daldry, the play will take place approximately 25 years before the events of the series, in the 1950s. younger versions of Jim Hopper, Joyce Maldonado, Bob Newby and of course Henry.
The synopsis of Stranger Things: The First Shadow tells us a 1959 Hawkins, “an ordinary city with ordinary worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister doesn’t take his radio show seriously, and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get out of town ASAP. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds a fresh start isn’t so easy…and the shadows of the past reach far and wide.“
Note that the fifth and final season of Stranger Things halted filming, which was set to begin this summer due to the ongoing strike in Hollywood. And that could delay the broadcast of the conclusion.