Geek News: WINONA RYDER TO STAR IN SPOOKY NEW NETFLIX SERIES

By T. Mack

I remember the days when Netflix only sent out DVDs of movies and television shows to your mailbox in bright red envelopes. Nearly any mainstream title you could think of was available to be delivered directly to your home in just two short days. My husband and I paid to have 4 discs at a time. It was the only period in my life that I checked the mail every single day. Ah, 2008, I remember you fondly. But those days are over. Now, snail mail is antiquated and instant streaming means you don’t have to wait two minutes to watch what you want. In two days, people binge-watch an entire series. And while Netflix can’t offer all those titles all the time any more, they have branched out to creating original programming that customers can’t get anywhere else. 

Coming soon, they will add one more show to their original programming roster. The series is written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer, who are also responsible for FOX’s Wayward Pines. Like that show, this one will have a significant supernatural creep factor. It will star Ryder as the mother of a missing boy in 1980s Montauk, Long Island. As Ryder’s character, Joyce, attempts to find her son, she gets mixed up in “an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is currently untitled, though it was previously billed as Montauk. Eight episodes have been ordered and are scheduled to premier in 2016.

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