Stranger Things getting prequel novel about Eleven’s mother


As Stranger Things continues production with season 3, the show’s universe will also now be expanding to the world of literature.

Netflix has announced a partnership with Penguin Random House to publish a set of books based on the immensely popular show, Stranger Things.

The first of these books will be a prequel novel that will give the audience the back story for Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives.

The novel is set to be written by YA author Gwenda Bond, best known for her Cirque American series.  This actually won’t be Bond’s first time writing a prequel story.  She has previously written a trilogy of stories featuring Lois Lane in her high school days.

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While there’s nothing inherently wrong with Netflix wanting to flesh out the world of Stranger Things, this particular story feels unnecessary.

As far as Terry Ives is concerned, it feels like the audience already knows what they need to know.

Season 2 already showed Terry unknowingly became pregnant with Eleven while partaking in Dr. Brenner’s experiments.  This, in turn, would eventually lead to Eleven’s kidnapping by Brenner and Terry being essentially lobotomized after a failed rescue attempt.

What more backstory is needed after that?  Considering the audience already knows how things will end for Terry, this feels like watching Titanic and wondering if the ship is going to sink.

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The book is expected to be published sometime in the spring of 2019.

Will you read this new story about Eleven’s mother?  What new revelations do you think will be made? Give us your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: Deadline