Earlier this week, the primary official Stranger Issues tie-in novel hit shops, offering some element on occasions that led as much as the TV collection. Now, Netflix has announced a second canonical prequel novel about Chief Jim Hopper, Darkness on the Fringe of City, which can come out this summer season, simply earlier than the present’s third season begins streaming in July.
The e-book will likely be written by Adam Christopher, who wrote in a weblog publish that the story will come out on June 4th, and it’ll comply with Hopper throughout his time “as a murder detective in New York Metropolis, 1977.” In its tweet, Netflix offered some extra particulars: “when Eleven will get inquisitive about unanswered questions, Hopper is pressured to reckon with some long-buried secrets and techniques.”
That is the second such novel for the franchise. Earlier this week, Gwenda Bond’s Suspicious Minds hit shops. The e-book explores how Eleven’s mom, Terry Ives, bought blended up with the key authorities facility within the late 1960s, and the way she ended up within the catatonic state that we noticed her in through the present’s first season. This new e-book appears to discover the origins of one other, extra in style character, Jim Hopper, who performs a pivotal function within the collection.
We all know a bit about Hopper’s previous already (spoilers for the 2 of you who haven’t seen the present) — particularly that the loss of life of his daughter pushed him right into a bout of melancholy, which in the end led to him aiding Joyce when her son goes lacking, and to absorb Eleven when she reappears within the second season. This e-book is canon, which means that it’s a part of the bigger, prolonged Stranger Issues story, and it appears as if it’ll push a bit additional into his previous and assist discover a bit extra about what makes the characters tick.
Tie-in novels are nothing new on this planet of in style tv exhibits and flicks — look no additional than the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek, which have their very own strains of adventures that proceed the tales of their heroes. In some circumstances, tie-in books might help followers stay engaged with the franchise whereas they watch for the following installment to land. On this case, Stranger Issues followers have needed to watch for some time — season three premieres on July 4th this yr.
However there are some pitfalls with any such work. Bond’s Suspicious Minds and Christopher’s forthcoming Darkness on the Fringe of City every delve into the previous of characters which might be adjoining to the present’s main solid — the 4 boys on the heart of the motion — and gained’t profit from the particular chemistry that made Stranger Issues a breakout hit for Netflix. However, for followers itching to return to the world, it’ll be a great way to journey again to Hawkins, Indiana whereas they watch for this summer season’s subsequent huge journey.