In the upcoming Netflix original drama “Stranger Things,” Winona Ryder stars as Joyce Byers, a mother living in Hawkins, Indiana whose son, Will, vanishes into thin air under very suspicious circumstances.
She opens an investigation into the local authorities that unravels a host of strange mysteries involving government experiments, supernatural forces, and an unusual little girl that might hold all the answers. While Joyce and the other adults are searching for Will, three boys conduct their own search and open up new worlds of their own. Taking cues from John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg, particularly “E.T.,” “Stranger Things” promises to examine the secrets and terrors lying underneath a quaint, tight-knit community. The series also stars Matthew Modine (“Full Metal Jacket”), David Harbour (“Suicide Squad”), Charlie Heaton (“DCI Banks”), Natalia Dyer (“I Believe in Unicorns”), and more. Watch the trailer for the series above.
Winona Ryder first broke through with crucial roles in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” and Michael Lehmann’s “Heathers.” She then went on to co-star in Jim Jarmusch’s “Night Train,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Age of Innocence,” for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, and Gillian Armstrong’s “Little Women,” for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. She recently appeared in Michael Almereyda’s film “Experimenter” and David Simon’s miniseries “Show Me a Hero.”
All eight episodes of “Stranger Things” will premiere on Netflix on July 15th.