The supernatural drama, titled Stranger Things, has been billed as a “love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the ’80s”, and sees the 90s icon make a brooding on-screen return as a mother on the hunt for her missing son. According to the show’s official synopsis, his disappearance sparks a “series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
“(Winona Ryder) hasn't had a part like this before,” director Ross Duffer told The Telegraph. “She is a mother doing whatever she can to get her son back. She kicks a lot of asses. Winona was definitely excited by that and gave it 110 per cent.”
“She was just amazing. Young kids and teenagers are going to discover her. Anyone older will love seeing her back and getting a good role.”
The show, which was directed by Wayward Pines creator Ross and his twin brother Matt, will reportedly be available to stream on Netflix on July 15.
Read our round up of Ryder’s key style moments here.