Netflix Orders Mystery Series 'Montauk'

Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer are set as the writer-directors of the series, and will exec produce with Shawn Levy.
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Shawn Levy

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, in 1980 and is said to have supernatural elements involved.

"Matt and Ross are emerging filmmakers with an unmistakable passion for genre and suspense. Their unique voice infuses this coming-of-age drama with supernatural thrills that will captivate our global audience," read a statement from Cindy Holland, Netflix's vp original content.

The series order follows other recently announced shows from the streaming service, including drama The OA, from Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, and Baz Luhrmann's hip-hop drama The Get Down.

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