20 items from 2015
Things are getting strange over at Netflix, and they’re in need of some kid talents to set things straight. Its latest series, “Stranger Things,” is in search of boys and girls ages 9–13 to play middle school students on a Nov. 19 shoot in Atlanta, Ga. The series is a chilling thriller starring two-time Academy Award nominee Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Ryder plays a mother whose son goes missing. In order to get him back, she must confront terrifying forces—and certainly some “stranger things.” Executive producers Matt and Ross Duffer have requested male candidates have “shaggy or longer hair” and female candidates have “short hair and bangs.” For more details, check out the full casting notice for “Stranger Things” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings, which you can sort by age! »
Directors/writers: Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Andrea Riseborough and Emily Alyn Lind. Hidden is a film from twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. The Duffer brothers have completed a couple of short films, leading up to their feature film debut. In Hidden, a desperate family hides below ground, in a bunker. Stalked above by "breathers," much of the film is set in one dank basement. Here, the lighting is almost absent and characters' expressions are mostly unreadable. As well, a child actress overacts in several scenes and her character screams at the drop of a hat, increasing the annoyance factor. However, the brothers manage to create some great tension, with the antagonists held just off screen. A mysterious force and conflict are revealed late, with Hidden offering a number of exciting scenes. In the depths, Zoe (Emily Alyn Lind), Claire (Andrea Riseborough) and Ray (Alexander Skarsgård »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Two thrilling trailers have just dropped for a terrifying new apocalyptic film called Hidden. The movie, which will see distribution from Warner Brothers, sees a father, played by True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård, holing his family in a bunker when a strange outbreak hits suddenly.
I love randomly coming across flicks that look great and no one is talking about and this certainly foots the bill. Can't wait to dig deeper on this one.
A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.
Enjoy, apocalypse nuts!
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Netflix continues to up its ambitions in the original programming world. The streaming video platform has announced the title and cast for Stranger Things, a supernatural series set to premiere in 2016.
Stranger Things, which comes from creators Matt and Ross Duffer, was first announced in April, but not under same title; instead, it was known as Montauk. Winona Ryder joined the project in June, when it was still untitled, and now, as it has received its new name, the rest of its cast has been revealed. Young actor Finn Wolfhard will co-star as the friend of a missing boy, and Millie Brown will portray a mysterious girl with supernatural abilities. The show’s plot description, which teases “top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl,” has a definite Twin Peaks vibe to it, though a press release bills the show as “a love letter to the »
- Sam Gutelle
Netflix announced the cast of “Stranger Things,” the new drama series written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer, on Thursday. In the series, a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into a mystery involving top secret experiments, supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. It was previously announced that Winona Ryder and David Harbour would also both star in the series. Ryder will portray Joyce, a working class single mother reeling from the disappearance of her 12-year-old son, and Harbour will play the town’s chief of police. »
- Joe Otterson
After a worldwide search that featured thousands of young actors, Netflix has locked the young ensemble cast for its upcoming supernatural period drama series written and directed by young genre filmmakers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines) and executive produced by Shawn Levy. The series, which will be titled Stranger Things, has cast Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton, who will join… »
From comic-book adaptations to sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Here are the new geek-skewed shows coming to Us TV in 2016...
The world of TV has never been so crowded and, at the same time, geeks have never had it so good. As saturated as the big screen is with superhero films and sprawling shared universes, that mentality has well and truly bled onto the small screen too.
So there’s a lot of comic-book adaptations coming up in 2016 from Marvel, DC and others, but genre TV is represented across the board with science-fiction, fantasy and horror represented at pretty much every network and cable channel in the Us.
Here's some of the geek TV that will be making its way to us from the Us next year.
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Part of Netflix’s own connected slice of the McU, there has been a lot of confusion over when we »
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Untitled supernatural series (Netflix)
The eight-episode series is set in the 1980s and is about a mystery surrounding a boy who vanishes into thin air and the ever-expanding government conspiracy that unravels in its wake.
Ryder will play the boy’s single mother while Harbour will play the town’s chief of police, tasked with investigating the disappearance.
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- Rollo Tomasi
Winona Ryder is Netflix’s newest star. Along with David Harbour, she’s just signed on to lead a supernatural drama series brewing at the company. Formerly titled Montauk, the show comes from Matt and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines). Karl Gadjusek (Last Resort) serves as showrunner and Shawn Levy executive produces. Find all the details on the Winona […]
- Angie Han
Winona Ryder will star in an eight-episode Netflix supernatural thriller, written and directed by Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden). TV Line reports the series, once called Montauk, sees “a young boy vanish into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving…
The post Winona Ryder Will Face ‘Terrifying Forces’ in Netflix Series appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Winona Ryder will play a working-class single mother reeling from the disappearance of her 12-year-old son in a currently untitled new drama series for Netflix.
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.
This marks Ryder's first series regular role. The Duffer brothers will write and direct all eight hourlong episodes of the series with Karl Gajdusek ("Last Resort") serving as show runner. A 2016 premiere is being targeted.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
The thriller, of which the streaming service has ordered eight episodes, will take place in the 1980s in a Long Island beach town. The action picks up when a young, two-year-old boy vanishes into thin air, leading to a huge investigation. As family members, friends and local police attempt to get to the bottom of the boy’s disappearance, they stumble across a web of government conspiracy, supernatural forces and a very strange young girl.
Ryder has signed on for the lead role of Joyce, the boy’s concerned mother, a working-class woman who must struggle to stay strong as she battles against powerful and mysterious enemies to rescue her boy. This will be the veteran actress’ first small-screen series regular gig.
Harbour, meanwhile, will take on the role of the local chief of police. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Winona Ryder will topline an untitled supernatural series for Netflix, Variety has confirmed.
The eight-episode thriller, previously titled “Montauk,” is set in the 1980s in the Long Island beach town and follows a 2-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 will play Joyce, the working-class mother of the missing boy. She summons a strength she never she had before, while rescuing her son from terrifying forces.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Winona Ryder and David Harbour have been cast as leads in Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer’s untitled supernatural series for Netflix, the premium streaming service announced on Monday. The eight-episode series is set in the 1980s and is about a mystery surrounding a boy who vanishes and the ever-expanding government conspiracy that unravels in its wake. Ryder will play the boy’s single mother while Harbour will play the town’s chief of police, tasked with investigating the disappearance. Also Read: 94 Summer TV Shows: TheWrap's Ultimate Viewing Guide (Photos) Karl Gajdusek has also come on board as executive producer and showrunner. »
- Linda Ge
In her first series-regular TV gig, Winona Ryder is set to star in Netflix’s untitled eight-episode supernatural thriller that is being billed as “a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation,” TVLine has learned. (The project was previously known under the working title Montauk.)
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In the ’80s-set series, 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. »
Winona Ryder and David Harbour are set as the adult leads in the Netflix untitled eight-episode supernatural period drama series written and directed by young genre filmmakers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines) and executive produced by Shawn Levy. Last Resort co-creator Karl Gajdusek has come on board as executive producer and showrunner of the series, previously known as Montauk. Described as a love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, the… »
On the eve of the premiere of the first Netflix/Marvel tv series, another one has found its showrunner. Cheo Hodari Coker has been formally tapped as the showrunner of Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third in the series of four tv shows by Marvel that will air on Netflix.
Coker joins the show having worked on a number of series, from Southland to Almost Human to Ray Donovan. He also co-wrote the 2009 Biggie biopic Notorious. The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter has been tapped to play the titular character, who will also be appearing in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones. A premiere date for the series has yet to be set, although it has been confirmed for 2016.
The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced this week. The ABC soap opera General Hospital led the charge with 28 nominations, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Netflix has ordered another new drama series -- Montauk. The eight episodes will revolve around the 1980 supernatural disappearance of a Long Island boy.
Here's the announcement:
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.
Netflix's latest newly ordered drama will be a mystery-themed series set in Long Island and billed as a "love letter to the '80s classics." Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer are set as the writer-directors for Montauk, which will have eight episodes debut on the streaming service next year, Netflix announced on Thursday. The Duffer brothers previously shared writing duties for several horror shorts, including 2005's We All Fall Down. The duo will also exec produce the series along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The series centers around the disappearance of a boy in Montauk, Long Island,
- Erik Hayden
Netflix has given a green light to Montauk, a 1980s drama series written and directed by young genre filmmakers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) and executive produced by Shawn Levy. The streaming service has ordered eight hourlong episodes to premiere in 2016. Described as a love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, the series is set in 1980 Montauk, Long Island, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and… »
20 items from 2015
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