Netflix has ordered a new supernatural drama series, Montauk, which will premiere next year.
The original series, which is written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden), will span eight one-hour episodes. The drama is set in 1980 on Long Island, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into a mystery involving top secret government experiments, supernatural forces, and one “very strange little girl”.
“Matt and Ross are emerging filmmakers with an unmistakable passion for genre and suspense. Their unique voice infuses this coming of age drama with supernatural thrills that will captivate our global audience,” says Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix.
The Duffer Brothers, who recently directed their first feature film Hidden for Warner Bros., will serve as executive producers alongside Real Steel and Night at he Museum’s Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen (via their 21 Laps entertainment banner).
The show is described by Netflix as a “love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation”. It will arrive in 2016 in all Netflix territories.
The news follows another surprise announcement today: the commissioning of a sketch show starring Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk and Arrested Development’s David Cross.