Studio 100 subsidiary may make "Stranger Things" animated series for Netflix
Steph Deschamps / April 15, 2023
Flying Bark Productions, an international animation studio owned by Studio 100, will produce the animated spin-off of the 'Stranger Things' series.
That's according to entertainment group Studio 100 on Friday. The animation studio has previously worked for Disney+ and Marvel, but is collaborating with streaming giant Netflix for the first time.
'Stranger Things', an American sci-fi/horror series set in the 1980s, was first seen in 2016 and has since had four seasons. The series was conceived by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer and has already been able to garner several Emmy nominations. While a fifth season is in the works, an animated series will now follow. Flying Bark Productions has already begun production on the series, but it is not yet clear what it will look like or when it will be released.
Studio 100 has owned the Australian animation studio since 2008. In 2020, the company opened a second studio in Los Angeles. Flying Bark Productions employs more than 400 people and handles Studio 100's animated series such as Maya The Bee, Wicky The Viking and Heidi. But "in addition to working for our own characters, we are increasingly working for major international streaming platforms," says Hans Bourlon, CEO of Studio 100.. "The quality we deliver with our own characters is very high.
"The quality of our own series convinces many international players to produce series with us," he adds. The animation studio has meanwhile been licensed to produce series for Disney+, Marvel, Nickelodeon and LEGO. Late last year, Paramount also partnered with Flying Bark Productions for a new film based on "Avatar. Now, Netflix is also tapping the animation studio. Parent company Studio 100 is "particularly proud of it," according to Bourlon.
Studio 100 cannot say anything about the cost of the series. However, the company reveals that Flying Bark Productions had a turnover of more than 32 million euros last year, which "will increase" in the future.