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The Boroughs: The Duffer Brothers producing supernatural mystery series for Netflix

Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers are set to executive produce the eight episode series The Boroughs

The Netflix series Stranger Things will be wrapping up with its fifth season, which is set to begin filming within the next couple months – but the end of Stranger Things won’t be the end of the working relationship between the show’s creators the Duffer Brothers and the streaming service. In fact, Netflix has announced today that they’ve given a series order to The Boroughs, a supernatural mystery show that will be executive produced by the Duffer Brothers!

Created by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), who will also serve as showrunners, The Boroughs has the following logline: In a seemingly picturesque retirement community in the New Mexico desert, a group of unlikely heroes must band together to stop an otherworldly threat from stealing the one thing they don’t have… time.

Hilary Leavitt, who works at the Duffers’ production company Upside Down Pictures, will also be executive producing this series. The first season will consist of eight episodes.

The Duffer Brothers had this to say about The Boroughs: “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.

Addiss and Matthews added: “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.

The Boroughs sounds interesting, and if people get even half as wrapped up in this show as they’ve gotten in Stranger Things, it will still probably do pretty well for Netflix. How does The Boroughs sound to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-boroughs-the-duffer-brothers-producing-supernatural-mystery-series-for-netflix/

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