Continuing with their obsession with supernatural drama series, The Duffer brothers are back with yet another new TV show, which will take us to rural New Mexico. The dynamic duo is all set to executive-produce a brand new sci-fi series for Netflix called The Boroughs with Hilary Leavitt via their Netflix-based production company Upside Down Pictures. The news comes just a few weeks after the Duffer brothers announced a Stranger Things animated series that will further expand the upside down universe. The upcoming series is being billed as a sci-fi drama that comes from Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, best known for bringing us The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
According to the streamer, the eight-episode drama series will take place in a “picturesque retirement community in the New Mexico desert, where a group of unlikely heroes must band together to defeat an otherworldly threat from stealing the one thing they don’t have: time.” Addiss and Matthews will serve as showrunners and executive producers for the series alongside the Duffer brothers.
For Addiss and Matthews, creating The Boroughs alongside the Duffer brothers has been nothing less than a “dream come true” moment and the pair are more than excited to be “back at Netflix.” In an official statement, Addiss and Matthews said, “We’re thrilled to be back at Netflix. Working alongside the Duffer Brothers (who are pretty good at making shows) and their team has been a dream come true. They bring the perfect balance of heart and horror to our story. We can’t wait for audiences around the world to unlock the dark mystery buried beneath the sunny facade of The Boroughs.”
Besides the brief synopsis, no other plot or cast details were shared and it’s currently unclear how far the series has come along in development. During the series announcement, Matt and Ross Duffer said, “We’ve been fans of Jeff and Will’s writing for a long time, and when they pitched us their idea for The Boroughs, we immediately knew they had something very special on their hands. While the heroes in The Boroughs have a few more years on them than the kids from Stranger Things, they are a similarly lovable bunch of misfits, and we can’t wait for you to join them on an adventure that is at turns scary, funny, and deeply touching.”
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