Winona Ryder to Star in Her First TV Gig on Netflix

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Winona Ryder, star of such films as ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and ‘Girl, Interrupted,’ is now all set to star in her first regular TV series gig on Netflix.

According to TVLine, the series is an “eight-episode supernatural thriller that is being billed as ‘a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation.'” The TVLine article also includes a full summary for the upcoming series:

In the ’80s-set series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Ryder will play Joyce, a working class woman and the mother of the missing 2-year-old. In the quest to rescue her son from terrifying forces, she summons a strength she never knew she had.

David Harbour (State of Affairs) has also been cast as the town’s chief of police.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) will write and direct all eight episodes. The duo will also serve as exec producers alongside showrunner Karl Gajdusek (Last Resort). Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen (Night at the Museum) are also EPs on the series, which will premiere in 2016.

The 8-episode series, currently entitled ‘Montauk,’ is set to premiere on Netflix some time next year.

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One of Shawn Eastridge's earliest memories is sneaking out of bed during naptime at the age of 4 to watch Superman II for the first time. Between that and repeat viewings of Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, his life has been a downward spiral ever since. Shawn loves all things movies, music, books, video games, and TV and he will find any and every excuse to discuss all of these things as often as possible. He's been writing film reviews for the past seven years and has a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema/Television. He hopes to one day get paid to discuss all the things that make him geek out on a regular basis. He is currently the full-time Social Media specialist for a trade association. His all-time favorite TV shows are Freaks & Geeks, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Undeclared, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spaced, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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