Netflix is continuing to build their slate of original drama series.
The streaming giant has picked up Montauk, a 1980s set supernatural drama which hails from Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Netflix has ordered eight episodes for the show’s first season, which is expected to premiere in all territories where the “internet TV network” has presence in 2016.
Montauk is set in 1980 Montauk, Long Island, when 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.
“Matt and Ross are emerging filmmakers with an unmistakable passion for genre and suspense”, said Cindy Holland, Vice-President of Original Content for Netflix. “Their unique voice infuses this coming of age drama with supernatural thrills that will captivate our global audience.”
Produced in-house by Netflix, the series, which is described as “a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation”, was created by The Duffer Brothers, both of whom will also direct and serve as executive produce. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen will also EP via their 21 Laps Entertainment banner.