Winona Ryder is headed to Netflix to star in a new, yet-to-be-titled supernatural series from the streaming service.
The network announced today that Ryder has signed on for the eight episode series, previously titled Montauk and described as a “love letter to the ’80s classics.” The series will be written, directed and executive produced by Matt and Ross Duffer, who also worked on FOX thriller Wayward Pines.
According to Variety, the series is “set in the 1980’s in the Long Island beach town and follows a two-year-old boy who mysteriously vanishes into thin air. Family, friends and cops try to uncover the truth about his disappearance, which ends up involving top-secret government experiments, supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
Ryder will lead the cast as Joyce, the working-class mother of the missing boy. She summons a strength she never she had before, while rescuing her son from terrifying forces. This marks Ryder’s first series regular role
Co-starring in the series with Ryder former The Newsroom star David Harbour, who will play the town’s chief of police.
Look out for the series to premiere across all Netflix territories in 2016 (we’re pretty sure it’ll have a title by then too).
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