Netflix releases first trailer for Stranger Things
Staff Reporter | On 09, Jun 2016
Netflix has released the first trailer for its new original series, Stranger Things.
The official synopsis reads: Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980’s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.
The entire series will be released on Friday 15th July:
Here’s the trailer:
First look images: Netflix’s Stranger Things
19th May 2016
Netflix has unveiled a whole new batch of images from Stranger Things, its upcoming supernatural series from the creators of Wayward Pines.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer’s show, previously called Montauk, is set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980’s and chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Described by Netflix as a “love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 1980s”, the ensemble cast sees Ryder joined by Matthew Modine, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, and Millie Brown – and now you can get your first glimpse of that cast in full 80s mode.
The programme is executive produced by Wayward Pines’ The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy (Night at The Museum), and Dan Cohen (Story of Your Life) and will be released on Friday 15th July.
Here are the images:
Ross Partridge joins global cast of kids for Netflix’s Stranger Things
5th September 2015
Ross Partridge has joined Netflix’s new supernatural series, Stranger Things.
The period drama, previously called Montauk, is set in 1980 Indiana, 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 experiments, supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl.
It was previously announced that Winona Ryder and David Harbour will star in the series, with Ryder portraying Joyce, a working class single mother reeling from the disappearance of her 12-year-old son, and Harbour playing the towns chief of police. Partridge will play Joyce’s ex-husband, Lonnie.
He joins a global cast of kids, which were found through a worldwide search for young talent.
Finn Wolfhard will play Mike, a bullied 12-year-old who becomes an unlikely hero in the quest to save his best friend. Wolfhard guest starred in The 100, and the independent films Aftermath and The Resurrection.
Millie Brown will portray a mysterious character that Mike meets in the woods, who possesses strange abilities. Brown appeared in the BBC’s Intruders and caught the attention of Stephen King, who described her appearance as ‘terrific’ on twitter. She also appeared as Alice in Once Upon A Time and on NCIS.
Gaten Matarazzo will co-star as Dustin, a 12-year-old who “marches to the beat of his own drum and whose sense of humour helps defuse tense situations in the series”. Matarazzo recently finished a one-year stint as one of the two Gavroches in the current revival of Les Miserables, and also appeared on Broadway with Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He recently appeared on The Blacklist.
Caleb McLaughlin has been cast as Lucas, an opinionated friend of Mike’s, who possesses a fierceness and courage the other boys lack. McLaughlin recently wrapped The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek by Athol Fugard at the Signature Theater where he received incredible reviews and praise. From 2012-2014 he played Young Simba in The Lion King on Broadway.
Noah Schnapp will play the disappeared Will,. Schnapp will soon be appearing in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, opposite Tom Hanks and Amy Ryan, and as the voice of Charlie Brown in the upcoming The Peanuts Movie.
Natalia Dyer will play Nancy, Mike’s older sister. Dyer had a breakthrough lead role in the coming-of-age drama I Believe in Unicorns, that premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. She recently completed filming the sci-fi drama After Darkness, directed by Batan Silva, and starring Kyra Sedgwick and Tim Daly as her parents.
Charlie Heaton will portray Jonathan, Will’s older teenage brother. Charlie can next be seen starring in Europacorp’s new dramatic thriller, Shut In for Farren Blackburn, opposite Academy Award winner Naomi Watts. The film is currently set to be released in February 2016.
The series, written and directed by Wayward Pines’ Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer is described as a love letter to the ‘80s classics that captivated a generation and will span eight episodes. The Duffer brothers will serve as executive producers along with co-showrunner Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion, Last Resort) and Night at the Museum’s Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. Stranger Things will premiere across all Netflix territories in 2016.