Netflix has given a series order to a new supernatural mystery from Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, The Boroughs, created by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.

The Duffers will executive produce with Hilary Leavitt via their Netflix-based production banner Upside Down Pictures. Addiss and Matthews, best known for their work on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, will be both showrunners and executive producers.

The eight-episode series is set in a seemingly idyllic retirement community in the New Mexico desert, where a group of unlikely heroes must work together to stop an extra-terrestrial threat from stealing the one thing they don’t have: time.

“We’ve been fans of Jeff and Will’s writing for a long time, and when they pitched us their idea for The Boroughs, we immediately knew they had something very special on their hands,” Matt and Ross Duffer said in a statement. “While the heroes in The Boroughs have a few more years on them than the kids from Stranger Things, they are a similarly lovable bunch of misfits, and we can’t wait for you to join them on an adventure that is at turns scary, funny, and deeply touching.”

Added Addiss and Matthews: “We’re thrilled to be back at Netflix. Working alongside the Duffer Brothers (who are pretty good at making shows) and their team 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 unlock the dark mystery buried beneath the sunny facade of The Boroughs.”

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