We have no idea when “Stranger Things 3” will launch, but we do know you’ll at least get a taste of the series this fall when it jumps off the small screen and into your lap in a new set of companion books. And one book in the upcoming collection is a prequel.
Fans of the Netflix series will be able to enjoy more stories from the town of Hawkins, Indiana — and its infamous Upside Down — thanks to the collaboration with Penguin Random House, a spokesperson for the streaming service tells TheWrap.
The first two titles set for a debut this fall are a behind-the-scenes companion book and a hardcover gift book targeted at younger readers. The former will be titled “Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion,” while the currently-untitled gift book will include “advice, wisdom, and warnings from the Stranger Things world.”
Viewers will have to wait a bit longer for the prequel novel which focuses on Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) mother and the MKUltra program, penned by author Gwenda Bond, which is set for a spring 2019 release. More titles for adults and YA will follow.
The books’ initial release will be handled by Del Rey Books, Random House Children’s Books, Cornerstone Publishing, and Penguin Random House Children’s UK. Audiobook versions are set to come via Penguin Random House Audio.
Deadline first reported the news.