Anna Gragert
Updated May 20, 2016
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Oh my god, you guys. Winona Ryder is coming back in a big way and we are SO EXCITED. For their upcoming dark sci-fi show Stranger Things, Netflix recruited the Beetlejuice star and it sounds like she’s going to be playing another badass character we’re soon going to know and love.

Stranger Things has been beautifully described as alove letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the ’80s.” It takes place in Hawkins, Indiana during the 1980s. Winona plays Joyce, a mom whose son suddenly goes missing without a trace. Along with local authorities, Joyce is working to unravel this mystery and comes across some pretty interesting things in the process: supernatural forces, top-secret government experiments, and even a strange little girl.

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Stranger Things also represents a coming-of-age story for three boys who are trying to find themselves as their community is thrust into a world full of mystery. The show stars David Harbour (The Equalizer), Finn Wolfhard (Supernatural), Millie Brown (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Gaten Matarazzo (The Blacklist), Caleb McLaughlin (Shades of Blue), Noah Schnapp (Bridge of Spies), Natalia Dyer (Blue Like Jazz), and Charlie Heaton (Casualty).

In addition to this amazing news, we also have pictures and they’re the definition of suspense.


To see more, we’re all going to have to tune into the premiere on July 15th. (We seriously cannot wait.)