Netflix's upcoming original series titled "Stranger Things" features a group of children who are on an adventure to find their missing friend. During the journey, they come across several extraordinary elements that include a mysterious flickering light and a girl with superpowers.
The girl has escaped from a sinister government institution and is on a run from the institution's officials. Winona Ryder will be playing the mother of the missing kid and the story will revolve around his disappearance.
Shawn Levy has produced the show and it has been created by the Duffer brothers (Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer). The latest trailer of the series strongly reminds of '80s fantasy themes, especially of "Dungeons and Dragons," "The Goonies" and Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial."
The trailer is also reminiscing of 1980s pop culture and movies of that time and surely provides with a surge of nostalgia to the kids who grew up during that era. Besides, it has made sure that the contemporary kids can also relate to it and find it as interesting and gripping as their favourite shows of current times.
The synopsis of the series reads:
"An innocent night playing Dungeons & Dragons takes a tragic turn for a group of friends in Hawkins Indiana when Will Byers disappears, seemingly into thin air. The year is 1983 and this small town is abuzz with conspiracy theories behind the missing boy's circumstances. As friends, family and local police search for answers behind his disappearance they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and the discovery of one very strange little girl. Her appearance and powers appear super human and the boys begin to understand that she might have a sinister connection to their missing friend."
Besides Ryder, "Stranger Things" stars Matthew Modine ("Dr. Brenner"), David Harbour ("Chief Hopper"), Charlie Heaton ("Jonathan Beyers"), Natalia Dyer ("Nancy Wheeler"), Millie Brown ("Eleven"), Finn Wolfhard ("Mike Wheeler"), Caleb McLaughlin ("Lucas Sinclair"), and Gaten Matarazzo ("Dustin Henderson"), and Cara Buono ("Karen Wheeler").
"Stranger Things" will be premiering on Netflix on July 15.