Netflix has recently announced the release of a Stranger Things after-show that will discuss each episode of the hit sci-fi series. Beyond Stranger Things will be available on Friday, October 27th, to binge alongside Stranger Things: Season Two. Actor and self-professed “super-fan”, Jim Rash, will host a round table discussion about the show that will include its creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, executive producer, Shawn Levy, and cast members.
The concept of a post-episode breakdown was popularized by AMC, whose Talking Dead is hosted by Chris Hardwick and is the companion series to The Walking Dead. There have been various incarnations of post-show discussions available for die-hard fans on platforms like Twitter and Youtube, but Beyond Stranger Things will be -the first after-show released on a streaming platform. Netflix warns that to avoid spoilers, save Beyond Stranger Things for after you finish watching the second season, in full.
The first season of Stranger Things was a massive hit that appealed to multiple demographics, offering funny one-liners, a creepy storyline, and a massive amount of nostalgia. It’s legion of devoted fans have not-so patiently waited for the release of Stranger Things: Season Two and will undoubtedly sweep through all episodes, plus Beyond Stranger Things, in a matter of days, leaving them, once again, hungry for even more Stranger Things.
Are you excited for season two? Will you be watching the after-show?