In what feels like an age ago, 'Stranger Things' Season 2 dropped last October just in time for Halloween. There's been no word yet on when we can expect Season 3, but signs are pointing at a summer release next year. To fill the gap until then, a new book is being released which will provide fans with a new origin story.
'Suspicious Minds' stands to be the first official 'Stranger Things' novel to be released by writer Gwenda Bond. Bond is a young adult novelist whose most well known series is her adaptation of DC Comic's first leading lady, and on-again off-again love interest of Superman, Lois Lane, in 'Lois Lane: Double Down' and 'Lois Lane: Fallout'.
'Suspicious Minds' is a prequel novel, taking place before anything we've seen on the Netflix series so far. Bond has written a very brief blurb about the book on her website, saying the novel "follows Eleven’s mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program".
An Entertainment Weekly exclusive, they have managed to get an excerpt of the first chapter of the novel, as well as the official cover art of the book. The tagline on the cover reads, "Before the Demogorgon... before the Mind Flayer... terror wore a human face".
If you've only seen the first season of the Netflix show, you'll notice that it's Dr. Martin Brenner who is gracing the cover of the novel, the guy who Eleven calls "papa".
No word yet if 'Suspicious Minds' has anything to do with the Elvis song of the same name - maybe he'll make an appearance along the way? Now that would be a crossover we'd like to see. Or it could just be a clue that the book will be set in the 1960's.
If you want to have a read of the first chapter, head over to Entertainment Weekly.
'Suspicious Minds' will be published on 5th February 2019.