NETFLIX ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES MONTAUK WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY THE DUFFER BROTHERS
Beverly Hills, Calif., April 2, 2015 – Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV network, has ordered Montauk, a new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden). Eight one-hour long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.
In the series, set in 1980 Montauk, Long Island, 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. Montauk is a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation.
“Matt and Ross are emerging filmmakers with an unmistakable passion for genre and suspense. Their unique voice infuses this coming of age drama with supernatural thrills that will captivate our global audience,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix.
The Duffer Brothers, who recently directed their first feature film Hidden for Warner Bros., are writing and directing the series, and will serve as 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). Montauk is a Netflix production.
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