Stranger Things Prequel Podcast Rebel Robin Releases On June 29

Maya Hawke will reprise her role as Robin Buckley in Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins.


A Stranger Things prequel podcast arrives on June 29. The show is titled Rebel Robin: Surviving Hawkins and it will focus on the Robin Buckley, the character played by Maya Hawke in the hit show.

The six-episode podcast was announced as part of Netflix's Geeked Week event. Hawke will reprise her role, which she first played in 2019's Stranger Things Season 3, and will provide some backstory to her character. There's also a tie-in novel titled Rebel Robin due on the same day. Netflix has released a teaser--check it out below:

Several new cast members were also announced for the upcoming Stranger Things Season 4 during Geeked Week. They are Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E) as Vickie, Myles Truitt (Queen Sugar) as Patrick, Regina Ting Chen (Queen of the South) as Ms. Kelly, and Grace Van Dien (The Village) as Chrissy.

Season 4 is currently in production and expected to arrive in 2022. While Season 4 was delayed due to COVID-19, many in the cast and creative team have reported that the extra time has made the writing stronger. Director Shawn Levy confirmed that "the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever."

Other Geeked Week announcements have included the full trailer for the Fear Street movie trilogy, the release date for Locke & Key Season 2, the episode titles for Umbrella Academy Season 3, and that its live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation will debut this fall.

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