Netflix is said to be developing a Stranger Things musical for the stage after the massive success of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill, and to be honest, we are here for it.
According to insiders, bosses at the streaming platform have been granted a trademark for ‘live theatrical, musical or comedic performance’ for their plans.
The Mail Online reports the Broadway-style musical will be a live theatre performance based on the hit supernatural thriller series.
The Stranger Things musical comes after singer Kate said it is ‘very special’ that a new young audience have discovered her song Running Up That Hill after it featured in season four.
The new-wave track has experienced a global resurgence in popularity following its appearance and on Friday it broke a trio of records as it claimed the top spot in the UK singles chart.
Among the achievements was the longest time taken for a song to reach number one as it secured the place 37 years after it was first released in 1985.
Speaking to Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Kate exclaimed: ‘It’s just extraordinary. I mean it’s such a great series, I thought that the track would get some attention.
‘But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this. It’s so exciting. But it’s quite shocking really, isn’t it? I mean, the whole world’s gone mad.’
She continued: ‘What’s really wonderful, I think, is this is a whole new audience who, in a lot of cases, they’ve never heard of me and I love that.
‘The thought of all these really young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it is, well, I think it’s very special.’
Running Up That Hill also claimed the number one spot in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland since the show aired, and achieved a new peak in the US charts at number four.
The singer revealed that she was already a fan of the hit Netflix show and thinks the programme has put the song in a ‘really special place’ in the series.
In the show, Max Mayfield, played by Sadie Sink, is heard listening to the song on her Walkman as a means of grounding herself to the real world.