Netflix has made a series order for a new supernatural drama. The streaming service announced today that it placed an order for eight one-hour episodes of “Montauk, from Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer.
The show is set to roll out in 2016.
“In the series, set in 1980 Montauk, Long Island, 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. Montauk is a love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation,” Netflix said in its announcement.
Adds Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix: “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.”
The announcement also notes: “The Duffer brothers, who recently directed their first feature film ‘Hidden’ for Warner Bros., are writing and directing the series, and will serve as executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (‘The Spectacular Now,’ ‘Night at the Museum,’ ‘Real Steel,’ ‘Date Night’). Montauk is a Netflix production.”