By Matt O.
Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming 1980s era set supernatural series Stranger Things starring Winona Ryder. The series is produced and directed by Shawn Levy who usually Helms big budget family affairs like Night at the Museum and The Internship.
The story centers around the disappearance of a young boy after some kind of strange paranormal event, with the mom played by Winona Ryder heading up the search. The trailer gives off a cool Spielberg 80s era film vibe, which is really intriguing if you group a big fan of E.T. type films.
Check out the trailer below, and than sound off in the comments.
"Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980’s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is also a coming of age story for the boy’s three closest friends that draws them into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are 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). Shawn Levy also serves as director. Stranger Things is a Netflix production."
Stranger Things is set to hit Netflix on July 15th.