Netflix is looking to capitalize on the recent success of its original series “Stranger Things.” The streaming giant has announced plans to launch an after show for the series titled “Beyond Stranger Things,” which will debut Oct. 27.
The series marks the streaming giants first foray into after-show programming, and is being categorized as a Netflix original, according to the company. “Beyond Stranger Things” is produced by Embassy Row, the production company behind “The Walking Dead” after show “Talking Dead.” Embassy Row CEO Michael Davies and Jen Kelly Patton (Producer on “Talking Dead”) will serve as executive producers on the show, with Patrick Doody as a supervising producer.
Hosted by writer, producer, and actor Jim Rash, the seven-episode series will feature an analysis of each episode and roundtable discussions with the cast and crew, including Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, David Harbour, Brett Gelman, and show creators Ross and Matt Duffer.
The ‘after show’ format is a growing trend in the entertainment industry. Other after shows that have emerged in recent years include: “Talking Bad” and “Talking Saul,” for “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” respectively; and “After the Thrones,” a “Game of Thrones” post-show from Bill Simmons’ The Ringer network. Other shows that have had an after show include ” Mr. Robot,” “Bates Motel,” “Orphan Black,” “Doctor Who,” “Nashville” and “Bachelor in Paradise.”
Each episode of the “Stranger Things” after show will open with a series of quick graphics inspired by online artwork from fans. The opening visuals were created by graphic artist Wahyu “Pinot” Ichwandardi, and the opening theme music is a remix composed by self-proclaimed “superfan,” Daniel Rosenfeld.