We have a couple of years to wait for the final season of Stranger Things, but in the meantime we can console ourselves with the fact that there’ll be a spin-off show. But what will that look like you ask? Forget what Finn Wolfhard supposedly guessed, here’s our very own amazing set of ideas, and if any of them get made, we want credit and coinage goddamn it! We’re watching you Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy…
Picture a Russian Chip-N-Dale Rescue Rangers or Yogi’s Treasure Hunt but live action.
A sinister version of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with Martin Brenner.
“Scoops Ahoy!” (season one) and “Family Video” (season two): basically Clerks but with Steve Harrington & Robin Buckley).
A complete and total rip-off of Cheech & Chong starring dude-arinos Jonathan and Argyle.
A prequel. Essentially The Breakfast Club with lots of D&D.
The Fury or Scanners but nowhere near as good.
Basically The Secret Of My Success but with journalism and Nancy Wheeler.
Murray goes through various conspiracies on his notice board with a laser pointer. A comedy documentary.
A patriotic conservative history lesson of the U S of A with Erica Sinclair.
A one-off monologue by Jim Hopper. Poignant. Moving. Talking Heads meets First Blood.
A Christmas Special and an all-important origin story for Joyce Byers’ lights in season one.
Kinda like Short Circuit’s Ben Jabituya but no need for the whitewashing this time.
Not quite Steve Urkel and not exactly the Harlem Globetrotters but since it’s the 80’s we’ve gotta reference something stereotypical, right?
Mike Wheeler gives us gift ideas on a super-tight budget.
Paranormal investigating with the help of the back of Will Byers’ neck
Err, basically the title.
In the vein of This Old House With Steve And Norm but with cars… and from beyond the grave I suppose.
How Karen Wheeler got her beach bod prior to season 3. With exercise instructions similar to the Jane Fonda Workout.
How chef Benny Hammond started his business for anyone who’s interested.
An oddball comedy where a couple of “Hawkins Power And Light” workers drive around in their van thinking they’re working for a legitimate utilities company, oblivious to what’s going on around them.
Eddie Munson, now a ghost, haunts and pranks jocks at his school.
An action thriller where Suzie and her entire family get embroiled in a dial-up hacking scandal involving the NSA. You’re looking at a $200,000,000 budget for this one Netflix, but you guys are used to that.
…or you could always make 002 to 010 origin stories, or maybe a show about the characters as adults set in the present day, but all that would suck ass!!! 😜