Winona Ryder is bringing us some 1980s-throwback goodness in her new show "Stranger Things," set to premiere on Netflix July 15.
The trailer was released Thursday (June 9) and promises us a young boy's mysterious disappearance, supernatural happenings, government conspiracies, and one distraught mother (Ryder) who's determined to discover the truth about her son. Set in a sleepy suburban town where nothing ever seems to happen, Netflix describes the show as "a love letter to the supernatural classics of the '80s."
Personally, I'm thrilled to see Ryder in such a prominent role again. Although she's technically continued racking up film and television credits almost ever year since 1986, most of her roles have been small (like in "Black Swan") or her films flew under the radar. (Her presence in Hollywood began to fade around 2001, the same year Ryder was busted for shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.) Still, her talent is indisputable, and no younger actresses have filled the vacancy left by her particular je ne sais quoi, in my opinion.
Between the intersection of children and the supernatural and the foreboding feel of government involvement, as felt in this trailer, the show seems to have definite "E.T." vibes.
I mean, really. Kids on bikes? A flying van? This is like "E.T." meets "Escape to Witch Mountain." Nostalgia goals achieved, Netflix.