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.
Ryder will co-star with “State of Affairs” and “The Newsroom” alum David Harbour, who has been cast as the town’s chief of police.
The series, written and directed by twin brothers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines”), is set to debut in 2016. Karl Gajdusek, Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are also exec producers. The project marks Ryder’s first series-regular role on TV.