Winona Ryder is set to do a television series on Netflix. The actress will play a mother who is still hoping to find answers for the disappearance of her son.
This will be Ryder’s first starring role in a TV series and it will have eight hour-long episodes. The show remains untitled as of press time, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be “a love letter to the 80’s classics.”
The plot features the disappearance of a 12-year-old boy that brings a community together, with Ryder playing Joyce, a single mother who tries to rescue her son from mysterious forces. But as their discoveries about the disappearance lead them closer to the truth about a top-secret experiment by the government, then things start to get even weirder. There’s also the appearance of a strange young girl. The show is set in Montouk, Long Island.
Joining Ryder is David Harbour (“The Newsroom”) who will be playing the chief of police that will help Joyce investigate her son’s disappearance, according to Variety. Other casting news have yet to be revealed.
The series will have the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross, who did “Wayward Pines,” writing and directing the show’s episodes. The series will tap Karl Gajdusek as the showrunner. Gajdusek has worked on “The Last Resort.”
The show is set to debut on Netflix in 2016.