The Reason Why The Duffer Brothers Chose To Refer To Stranger Things Episodes As Chapters Is Fascinating!
With the premiere of Stranger Things Season 2 coming up quickly on Netflix this October 27th, many fans want to know the answer to old questions, like why are Stranger Things episodes referred to as chapters?
If you think this was an easy bit of fan trivia to find... it definitely was not!
Strangerthings.wikia.com however managed to contain a small expert that provided us with the answer:
"They wrote the show's pilot script (then titled Montauk), and created a 20 page pitch book with the intention of resembling a Stephen King book. They also created a mock trailer composed of 20-30 films that had inspired the series. They were rejected by 15-20 networks, a major concern being that four of the major characters were kids, but the show itself wasn't necessarily for children. Execs wanted the show to either be made for children, or to have the story centered on Hopper investigating the paranormal occurrences in the town. The Duffers refused to comply with these demands, as they felt everything interesting about the story would be lost. In late 2014, Dan Cohen, the Vice President of 21 Laps Entertainment, brought the script to director-producer Shawn Levy. Levy immediately saw the script's potential and knew he had to do whatever it took to bring the Duffers' vision to life. They then pitched the series to Netflix, and within 24 hours they had bought the entire season."
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