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Netflix has greenlit a new sci-fi series produced by The Duffer Brothers, who created the streamer’s biggest hit Strange things. The new series is called the districts and will follow elderly people in a retirement home, who are faced with an otherworldly threat.

from netflix the districts is created by jeffrey addiss and matthewswho developed The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance for netflix. Addiss also writes about the new and highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim animated feature film, which is in the continuity of the Peter Jackson films. Addiss and Matthews will serve as showrunners for the series.

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Matt and Ross Duffer; Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews

The Duffer brothers said in a statement:

“We’ve been fans of Jeff and Will’s writing for a long time, and when they pitched us their idea for the districts, we immediately knew they had something very special on their hands. Although the heroes of The Boroughs are a few years older than the children of Strange thingsThey’re an equally adorable bunch of misfits, and we can’t wait for you to join them on an adventure that’s by turns terrifying, funny, and deeply moving.»

Addiss and Matthews added:

“We are delighted to be back on Netflix. Working alongside the Duffer Brothers (who are pretty good at doing shows) and their crew has been a dream come true. They bring the perfect balance of heart and horror to our story. We can’t wait for audiences around the world to discover the dark mystery buried under the sunny facade of the districts.”

Strange things creators The Duffer Brothers will executive produce with Hilary Leavitt through her Netflix-based production company Upside Down Pictures.

His other upcoming Netflix projects include series adaptations of Death Note, and Stephen King’s the talisman. That’s on top of the fact that they’ll be producing and no doubt directing the upcoming fifth and final season of Strange things and being involved in various other projects within the universe.


What is the plot of the districts?

Details of larger parcels for the districts are being kept under wraps, but Netflix provided a brief summary of the show:

“In a seemingly quaint retirement community in the New Mexico desert, a band of unlikely heroes must band together to stop an otherworldly threat from stealing the one thing they don’t have…time.”


who is cast in the districts?

As of April 2023, no cast members have been announced for the districts.


How many episodes will there be in the districts?

Netflix has confirmed that the first season of the districts It will have 8 one-hour episodes.


What is the production status of the districts?

As of April 2023, Netflix the districts The series is in early development and the scripts are being written as we speak. There is still no news about the start of filming.


What is the Netflix release date? the districts?

As the series is still in the very early stages of development, it’s too early to talk about release dates, but perhaps we could estimate sometime in late 2024 at the earliest. 2025 would be a safer bet.