Stranger Things Cast Will Play Dungeons & Dragons In Real Life Next Month

The cast of Stranger Things will be returning to the Dungeons & Dragons table next week. Last week, Netflix released a poster promoting its upcoming Netflix Geeked week, which will preview and promote a wide variety of Netflix shows. One of the things mentioned on the posted was "The Hellfire Club: A Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Adventure," with no further explanation given. A couple of days later, host B. Dave Walters confirmed that this would be a new special featuring the cast of Stranger Things playing Dungeons & Dragons. The special will air on June 9th at 12 PM ET across all social media channels, with Gaten Matarazzo as the only confirmed guest. 

Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons have a long, mutually beneficial relationship that dates back to the earliest days of the hit Netflix show. Stranger Things heavily features Dungeons & Dragons on its show, with the core cast shown playing Dungeons & Dragons multiple times throughout the series. Additionally, three of the show's major villains – The Demogorgon, the Mind Flayer, and Vecna – were all named after Dungeons & Dragons monsters. 

Meanwhile, Dungeons & Dragons has benefitted immensely from Stranger Things. The show was part of the reason for Dungeons & Dragons' resurgence. Wizards of the Coast even published a special boxed set with an adventure "written" by Mike Wheeler that includes a Demogorgon figure. 

Several cast members from Stranger Things played in a Dungeons & Dragons adventure back in 2020, with Chris Perkins leading cast members David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Natalia Dyer on a holiday-themed adventure.

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Expect to hear more about The Hellfire Club: A Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Adventure soon. The special will premiere at 12 PM ET on Thursday, June 9th.