Netflix confirms 'Stranger Things' spinoff and play

Fans of the Upside Down rejoice: Netflix's wildly popular "Stranger Things" is

getting a spin-off series and a new stage play set within its creepy supernatural world, the streaming giant said Wednesday.

The sci-fi horror following a group of teenagers in a fictional US town as they

battle monsters from another dimension is one of Netflix's flagship and most-watched shows.

Its most recent fourth season sits atop the streaming giant's all-time viewing

rankings for English-language shows, which use a metric of total hours watched within 28 days of release.

It has clocked up more than 1.15 billion hours -- a figure likely to rise as the final

episodes only dropped on Friday, and is only surpassed by South Korean smash hit "Squid Game."

Sibling creators Matt and Ross Duffer had already said season five would conclude