Entertainment site Collider (see link below) is reporting that the producers of the upcoming Stranger Things stage show may be casting.
A casting breakdown is rumoured to have gone out to casting directors in the UK and the US for two of the new characters for the stage show.
Last July, Netflix and the producers of the new stage show put out news about the project.
The show is to be directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot The Musical, Netflix’s The Crown, An Inspector Calls), and produced by West End and Broadway impresario Sonia Friedman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Book of Mormon, Funny Girl, Merrily We Roll Along).
Also producing will be Daldry, Netflix, plus the TV show’s creators – the Duffer Brothers – and their 21 Laps production outfit will associate produce.
The play (or show!) will be written by Kate Trefry, who has written for the Stranger Things TV show, and it will be set within the mythology and world of Stranger Things.
The casting breakdown is rumoured to include information on two characters – George Smith and Betty Olsen, who are both 14 years old.
George Smith is described as a “moody and pale outcast”, and Betty Olsen is “the daughter of a preacher and a goody two-shoes, who can’t believe she’s falling for the school’s outcast.”
We haven’t been able to independently verify any of this – so it remains firmly in the “Stage Spy” camp! But we have everything crossed that the stage show is progressing – as we can’t wait to see the Stranger Things universe expanded to include the West End stage.