Netflix is reportedly looking into expanding its “Fear Street” franchise beyond the original film trilogy with a new standalone film featuring new characters and storylines.
Speaking at the grand reopening of the American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, Netflix film chief Scott Stuber tells Collider that he wants to further explore the horror genre and their adaptations of the book series from “Goosebumps” author R.L. Stine.
Netflix premiered the entire original trilogy in July 2021, spreading the R-rated releases a week apart between each entry and turning the whole endeavour into a major hit that scored solid reviews.
Stuber tells the outlet that with more than 50 books in the collection, they have no shortage of material to adapt:
“Obviously, there’s a lot of books. There’s one stand-alone that we’re working on right now that we’re once again trying to get the script right, but I like it very much, and so does the team. So I feel like if we can get that script right there would be a great kind of extension of that franchise.”
Stuber adds the streamer hopes to create their own iconic horror character – essentially Netflix’s version of Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Chucky or Jason Voorhees:
“If you look at its history, which I love horror, I’d like us to find our own Freddy Krueger, our own Jason, our own kind of iconic horror character, and we haven’t really honed in on that yet. So the team is working hard on that because I think there’s a real opportunity there.”
The “Fear Street” trilogy is currently available in full on Netflix.