Watch Chris Perkins DM The Stranger Things Cast This Friday

Looks like the actors from Stranger Things are embodying their on-screen counterparts as they get ready to roll some dice and play Dungeons & Dragons. In a surprisingly meta move, several stars from the Netflix series will come together to play Lost Odyssey: Toy Time for Ten-Towns, a holiday-themed game of Dungeons & Dragons. Having taken down a Demogorgon, this should be an easy feat for the cast…right?

The game will be streamed this Friday, December 18 at 10 am PT on the Official Stranger Things Youtube channel. The cast members participating in the game are David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler). They will be led through the game by Dungeon Master Chris Perkins, who is the principal story designer for Dungeons & Dragons maker Wizards of the Coast.

Dungeons & Dragons became an integral part of the Stranger Things series, with the game being one of the hobbies that bonded the main group of kids. The game has become almost synonymous with the show, and even garnered a D&D Starter Kit based on the series. Plus, rumor has it that Dungeons & Dragons will be getting its own show in the near future. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for the cast to take part in this one-of-a-kind session. A sneak-peek at the stream was released by Netflix’s geeky Twitter account (@NXonNetflix);

This special session of D&D was shot using SOLO Cinebot, a one-of-a-kind robotic camera that let the production crew at Wizards of the Coast shoot the game remotely while still capturing in cinematic quality. Josh Shadid, the co-founder of SOLO Cinebot, spoke on how this new camera is changing the way remote productions are happening; “The most astounding feedback we’ve been receiving from our systems is how it’s elevated a lot of traditional productions…we’ve been told the celebrity and athlete interviews filmed SOLO, have been much more genuine and intimate than what they often get on traditional sets”.

Season 4 of the Netflix series recently resumed production after a Coronavirus-related shutdown. Though no word yet on when to expect the next season, this fun one-shot should definitely hold fans over and get them into the holiday spirit!

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