Is it finally time for a full-fledge Winona Ryder comeback? She’s had a few moments here and there over the last 10 years, but a glorified cameo in “Black Swan” — as fabulous as it was — does not a comeback make. But is Netflix about to change that?
Variety has reported that Ryder will play the lead in an untitled supernatural series for the streaming site:
The eight-episode thriller, previously titled “Montauk,” is set in the 1980’s in the Long Island beach town and follows a two-year-old boy who mysteriously vanishes into thin air. Family, friends and cops try to uncover the truth about his disappearance, which ends up involving top-secret government experiments, supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Ryder’s role is the mother of the missing boy, and her announced co-star will be David Harbour, playing the town’s chief of police. Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines”) wrote and directed the series, which will debut in 2016. Please, please, please: Make this beginning of Ryder’s low-awaited, glorious return to the prevalence she’s always deserved.