Wednesday 13 December 2017

Will Netflix's new show 'Stranger Things' be the TV event of the summer?

Stranger Things will make its Netflix debut on July 15. Photo: Netflix
Stranger Things will make its Netflix debut on July 15. Photo: Netflix

Sasha Brady

Netflix have released the second trailer for their new show Stranger Things and it looks like it could be the biggest TV show of the summer.

The show is set to debut on the streaming service later this month and to whet viewers' appetite, Netflix have released the official trailer.

Stranger Things is a new series about a boy who goes missing and a mysterious girl who turns up in his place. It's set in 1983 and filled with plenty of suspense as the small town setting goes wild with conspiracy theories behind the missing boy's circumstances.

Netflix describes it as "a love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the [genre], Stranger Things is also a coming of age story for the boy's three closest friends that draws them into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface".

There are series Steven Spielberg vibes about the show; think ET, The Goonies and Super 8, mixed with plenty of mystery, awe and dark nostalgia.

Stranger Things. Photo: Netflix

The eight-episode show also stars Oscar-nominated actress Winona Ryder and The Newsroom actor David Harbour.

Check out the trailer to get an idea of what you're in for and prepare to lock yourself away for a serious Netflix binge once it premieres on July 15.

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