Netflix’s untitled supernatural series, previously titled Montauk, has landed Winona Ryder and David Harbour for lead roles.
The thriller, of which the streaming service has ordered eight episodes, will take place in the 1980s in a Long Island beach town. The action picks up when a young, two-year-old boy vanishes into thin air, leading to a huge investigation. As family members, friends and local police attempt to get to the bottom of the boy’s disappearance, they stumble across a web of government conspiracy, supernatural forces and a very strange young girl.
Ryder has signed on for the lead role of Joyce, the boy’s concerned mother, a working-class woman who must struggle to stay strong as she battles against powerful and mysterious enemies to rescue her boy. This will be the veteran actress’ first small-screen series regular gig.
Harbour, meanwhile, will take on the role of the local chief of police. He’s best known for his TV roles on HBO’s The Newsroom and NBC’s State of Affairs.
The series, which is being billed as “a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation,” hails from Wayward Pines duo Matt and Ross Duffer. The twins are writing and directing all eight episodes of the show, which is expected to debut on Netflix next year. Karl Gajdusek, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are all executive producers.