Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of Stranger Things, are developing their next project at Netflix: The Boroughs, a sci-fi drama series from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance creators Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.
The Boroughs is based on an original idea by Addiss and Matthews and is set in a retirement community in the New Mexico desert.
Similar to Stranger Things, it revolves around a group of unlikely heroes who must band together to stop an otherworldly threat from stealing their time.
Addiss and Matthews will serve as showrunners for the eight-episode series and executive produce alongside the Duffer brothers.
Hilary Leavitt from Upside Down Pictures will also be an executive producer.
The Boroughs is part of the Duffers’ nine-figure overall deal with Netflix, which includes the upcoming final season of Stranger Things and other projects such as a Stranger Things animated series, a London stage show, and a live-action spinoff of the flagship series.
Addiss and Matthews are also working on an animated feature, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, set to premiere in theaters in April 2024.
They have other projects in development at Fox, ABC, and FX, with features in progress at Sony, Paramount, and Broad Green.