Scoop: Winona Ryder to Headline Untitled Netflix Supernatural Thriller

Winona Ryder Montauk

In her first series-regular TV gig, Winona Ryder is set to star in Netflix’s untitled eight-episode supernatural thriller that is being billed as “a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation,” TVLine has learned. (The project was previously known under the working title Montauk.)

In the ’80s-set series, 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.

Ryder will play Joyce, a working class woman and the mother of the missing 2-year-old. In the quest to rescue her son from terrifying forces, she summons a strength she never knew she had.

David Harbour (State of Affairs) has also been cast as the town’s chief of police.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward PinesHidden) will write and direct all eight episodes. The duo will also serve as exec producers alongside showrunner Karl Gajdusek (Last Resort). Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen (Night at the Museum) are also EPs on the series, which will premiere in 2016.

Ryder recently completed shooting a role in HBO’s forthcoming miniseries Show Me a Hero.

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  1. alistaircrane says:

    I was already excited for this show, but now I am even more enthused! I love Winona! With Hemlock Grove ending, I’m glad Netflix is continuing its commitment to horror series.

  2. Et al says:

    The premise sounds exciting and Ryder is certain to steal the show.

  3. christina says:


  4. Julia says:

    LOVE her. This is going to be great.

  5. Ian says:

    I was sold at Winona.

  6. Spider says:

    Great team up: Winona and Netflix! I’ll be tuning in!

  7. Will says:

    Beetlejuice tv series! I wish…

  8. dman6015 says:

    She has crazy eyes.

  9. marieseiffert says:

    Thanks for the article. For those who live outside USA and want to access Netflix, you can use UnoTelly. It changes your IP address so you can get US Netflix.

  10. Netflix has been so successful with Orange and The Fallen, and these writers are behind Wayward Pines, I’m so excited!

  11. Michelle Sullivan says:

    Is there word on who was cast as the character Eleven?