Oscar winner Winona Ryder has just signed on as the lead in Matt and Ross Duffer’s new Netflix series, which features Ryder as the single mother of a boy who mysteriously vanishes. As characters delve into they mystery of her missing son, government secrets and supernatural forces emerge. She will be acting alongside David Harbour, who will play the town’s chief of police.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the staff working on the series:
The Duffer brothers will write and direct all eight hourlong episodes of the series, with Karl Gajdusek (Last Resort) serving as showrunner. The Duffer brothers and Gajdusek will exec produce with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen under their 21 Laps Entertainment banner (Night at the Museum).
The series, described as a “love letter to the ’80s classics,” is set to air in 2016.
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