The show will have a hidden-camera style and is premiering later this year.
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Netflix are describing the show as a “terrifying and hilarious prank show” taking two strangers who think they’re starting their first day at a new job.
While some are excited for Matarazzo, people online are pissed about the show tricking people into thinking they have jobs that don’t exist.
— JT (@ThreeFDDI) June 15, 2019
‘Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo To Host & Executive Produce Hidden-Camera Prank Show For Netflix.
Need a job desperately? Haha. Let’s pretend you got one!
— Chris M’Gra (@ChrisMGra) June 15, 2019
This show is not a good idea and kinda makes me glad that I will be canceling my subscription. Why do such a mean spirited show? ⚡️ “Netflix orders show Prank Encounters with Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo”https://t.co/Oo7Cs43t7q
— Aodhnuit (@ElaineO11050043) June 15, 2019
The idea for the new show comes from Propagate and will have executive producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Kevin Healy and Rob Hyde on board. Anthony Gonzales, the director behind Undercover Boss and Dance Moms, will also be working on the show.
The new series will run for eight episodes, though an exact release date has not been given.
Stranger Things third season premieres on Netflix July 4. Recently, a poster revealed a closer look at the new monster for this season.
ONE MONTH 🙃 pic.twitter.com/EknJU9X6I9
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) June 4, 2019
The show has also collaborated with a number of different brands lately, including H&M, Nike and Burger King. The latest collab sees Burger King selling their Whopper in ’80s style packaging and, of course, serving it upside down.
If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the trailer for the new season in the player below.
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