With Netflix’s fear street trilogy comes to an end with the release of Fear Street, Part Three: 1666 earlier this month, director Leigh Janiak discussed the possible future of the horror franchise.
In an interview with indie wire, Janiak revealed her hope that the fear street trilogy could serve as the start of an entire franchise that could follow in the same vein as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“One of the exciting things about fear street is the fact that the universe is large and allows a lot of space. One of the things I talked about before I got hired was that we have a potential here to make a horror Marvel [Cinematic Universe], where you can have slasher assassins from many different eras. You’ve got the canon of our main mythology built around the devil living in Shadyside, so there’s room for everything else too,” Janiak said.
Janiak continued: “I think I hope the audience likes it enough so we can start building out [more], we can think about what would be another trilogy, what would be standalones, what would be TV. I don’t even think about it like TV or movies exactly anymore. That’s the beauty of Netflix and about what fear street is, which is kind of a hybrid new thing. I’m excited about the possibility of what else could happen. I started to get really excited about a 50’s slasher movie that I haven’t actually seen and what that means. It’s just cool to think about the different eras and what’s possible as a horror fan.”
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While Netflix has not officially announced any news about the future of fear street at the time of writing, the trilogy was hugely popular for the streaming service, and with author RL Stine having published seventeen books spanning over 150 stories during his career, the franchise has plenty of source material to adapt if the series were to continue.