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Stranger Things prequel novel to tell story of Eleven’s mother

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Stacy Diaz | 10 June, 2018, 20:43

According to Deadline, the show is now being fixed to be turned into a book that will come out this Fall.

Season three of Stranger Things is set to premiere on Netflix in 2019.

Penguin Random House and Netflix have put together a deal for worldwide distribution of a series of companion novels based on the popular original series from the streaming giant.

It's the 2019 books that will interest fans, the first being a prequel novel scheduled for release in the Spring season.

It's smart to do novel tie-ins with Stranger Things, which is shaping up to be Netflix's biggest crossover hit ever.

The first two titles will be a companion book titled Stranger Things: World Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-The-Scenes Companion and a currently-untitled gift book for young readers that the publisher explains will offer "advice, wisdom, and warnings from the Stranger Things world". Written by author Gwenda Bond (Girl on a Wire, Girl in the Shadows), the novel will be about Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) mother and the MKUltra program.

You know your genre property has reached maximum pop culture penetration once it gets its own expanded universe of spin-off books, and for Stranger Things, that time has come. More titles for adults and YA will follow. Be sure to let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.

The Stranger Things books will initially be released under the USA and British Commonwealth publishing teams of Del Rey Books, Random House Children's Books, Cornerstone Publishing, and Penguin Random House Children's UK.