Penguin Random House to publish Stranger Things books

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In April, Netflix announced the start of production for the third season of Stranger Things, though not much is known about the upcoming season except that it will feature a time hop from season two and pick up in 1985.

It's smart to do novel tie-ins with Stranger Things, which is shaping up to be Netflix's biggest crossover hit ever.

Deadline reports that Penguin Random House with partner with Netflix on a worldwide publishing deal for books based on Netflix's most talked about series, Stranger Things.

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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. And one book in the upcoming collection is a prequel. Written by author Gwenda Bond (Girl on a Wire, Girl in the Shadows), the novel will be about Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) mother and the MKUltra program. After that, more titles for both adults and young fans will be released later in 2019.

For people who haven't watched season one of Stranger Things (what? why?), turn back now because there are some plot details ahead. 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".

Are you interested in more tales from the Stranger Things universe in book form? You can find a primer on what we know about Eleven's mom here. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

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