While fans patiently await the third season of Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things, fans can soon get their fill of 80’s pop culture nostalgia with new books being published by Penguin Random House as soon as this fall. The worldwide publishing deal between Netflix and Random House will feature a behind-the-scenes companion book, a hardcover gift book for young readers, and a prequel novel about Eleven’s mother and the MKUltra program.
The companion book will be titled Strangers Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion, offering readers an inside look into every aspect of the series through color photos and concept art. The companion book will be released November 13, 2018 and is available now for preorder. Check out the spoooky cover here:
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While the companion book will tie over fans until the fall premier of the third season, author Gwenda Bond will be writing the prequel novel set to follow Eleven’s mother, Terry, and her entry into the MKUltra program, as seen briefly in season one of the show.
The author took to twitter to express her excitement and to share her own 1960’s and 70’s-themed playlists to accompany the prequel.
It’s about Eleven’s mother Terry and her intersection with the MKUltra program and you’re going to get to know and love her in a whole new way. I’m SO EXCITED.
— Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) June 8, 2018
Given the popularity of the series, the novels will be a fantastic way to flesh out the world and its characters, giving them opportunities to develop the world past the screen. Seeing as the creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, only expect the series to last four or five seasons, the novel expansions will be a great opportunity to continue the story even after the show ends.
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