We are getting an origin Stranger Things spinoff story, and it is going to feature our newest favorite Hawkins teen.
Eddie Munson was definitely the breakout star from Stranger Things Season 4.
He was the idiosyncratic metalhead student from Hawkins High School, and the leader of the controversial Hellfire Club.
And, you kinda couldn’t help but love him.
He was quirky and a bit of a friendly introvert, and dude could shred on the guitar.
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Am I the only one who almost cried when he met his fate at the end of the season?
People said it was predictable, but I didn’t see it coming.
Those damn beasties in the Upside Down claimed another victim!
Well now, Eddie Munson is getting another chance at life — sort of.
This Eddie Munson spinoff origin story is coming in the form of a novel called Flight of Icarus.
But get this – it won’t be with Joseph Quinn… *sad face*
Caitlin Schneiderhan, the author of this spinoff novel, was part of the Stranger Things season five writers’ room, so you know the story will follow the vibe of the show.
So, what’s it going to be about? Here’s the official synopsis for Flight of Icarus.
Hawkins, Indiana — for most, it’s simply another idyllic, manicured all-American town. But for Eddie Munson it’s like living in a perpetual Tomb of Horrors. Luckily, he only has a few more months to survive at Hawkins High. And what is senior year, really, but just killing time between Dungeons & Dragons sessions with the Hellfire Club and gigs with his band?EW
It’s at the worst dive bar in town that Eddie meets Paige, someone who has pulled off a freaking miracle. She escaped Hawkins and built a wickedly cool life for herself working for a record producer out in Los Angeles.EW
Not only is she the definition of a badass — with a killer taste in music — she might be the only person that actually appreciates him as the bard he is instead of the devil incarnate. But the best thing? She’s offering a chance for him to make something of himself, and all he needs is to get her a demo tape of Corroded Coffin’s best songs.EW
Just one problem: Recording costs money. Money Eddie doesn’t have. But he’s willing to do whatever it takes: even if that means relying on his old man, Al Munson. His dad just stumbled back into his life, with another dubious scheme up his sleeve, and yet Eddie knows this is his only option to make enough dough in enough time.EW
It’s a risk, but if it pays off he will finally have a one-way ticket out of Hawkins. Eddie can feel it: 1984 is going to be his year.EW
Flight of Icarus is set to drop October 31st of this year, and I can’t wait!
You know we will let you know where you can pick it up when it gets closer to go time.