Netflix has ordered Montauk, a new drama series by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer (Hidden, Wayward Pines), the streaming service announced Thursday.
“Matt and Ross are emerging filmmakers with an unmistakable passion for genre and suspense,” Netflix vice president of original content Cindy Holland said in a statement. “Their unique voice infuses this coming of age drama with supernatural thrills that will captivate our global audience.”
The show will take place in 1980 Montauk—Long Island’s most eastern point, known for its wineries and beach homes—and chronicle the search for a young boy who has mysteriously gone missing. The case involves “top secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. “
Montauk is an exclusive Netflix production that aims to pay tribute to beloved 80s classics over the course of eight hour-long episodes.
The Duffer brothers will also serve as executive producers on the project, slated to hit Netflix next year.