The first teaser trailer for Matt and Ross Duffer’s supernatural series Stranger Things – starring cult 90s icon Winona Ryder – has been released, following stills from the show which were revealed last month.
Hailed as “the show Steven Spielberg and Stephen King never made,” all eight episodes of Netflix’s latest original series will be available to stream in full next month, and its trailer promises government cover-ups, creepy kids and small-town panic.
With nods to “the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s”, the latest preview (above) is a mix of thriller-like suspense and sci-fi mystery, with scenes of eerie piano music, dramatic phone drops and “one strange little girl” cutting to shots of clinical secret experiments taking place in futuristic laboratories.
Telling the story of a mother (Ryder) in search of her son who has mysteriously vanished, the series – set in 1980s Hawkins, Indiana – is set to develop as “a coming of age story for the boy’s three closest friends that draws them into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface”, as described by Netflix’s official synopsis.
Stranger Things can be streamed in full from July 12.