The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ New Supernatural Series for Netflix

Honey Buzz ~ New Supernatural Series for Netflix

For those of you who enjoyed Wayward Pines (see our Horror TV Honey's series premiere recap HERE and entire series recap HERE), Netflix will be bringing another series from the Duffer Twins (who are currently co-executive producing the Fox series) who will write and direct this brand new supernatural mystery.

*UPDATE* the series now has an official title -- Stranger Things
Also cast is a huge list of really young faces that I don't know from anything ever... so there's that.

Set in the "spooky" (sarcasm... that's sarcasm) world of 1980s Long Island, the 8 episode series will explore a story about two year old boy who mysteriously vanishes. Family, friends and local cops try to uncover the truth about his disappearance — which turns out to involve top-secret government experiments, supernatural forces and one “very strange little girl.”

While Variety describes the series as a "coming of age drama with supernatural thrills" my personal expectation is set fairly low - also, how is it a coming of age drama when the missing boy is only two... unless it's more about the "very strange little girl" than anything, which I can get down with, but who the hell comes up with these descriptions?? Netflix has a great track record for great original series work, but it feels like something is missing here.

Winona Ryder is signed on to star in the series as 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." I'm prepping an eye-roll here, but I'm saving it for later. David Harbour (State of Affairs, The Newsroom) has also been cast as the chief of police.

Stranger Things is set to debut in 2016 - and like every good Netflix series, it's probably safe to assume that they'll do a season dump so you can binge to your heart's content! (Thank you, Netflix. Seriously... thank you for that.)

File this under: "Meh... but don't think we won't be keeping an eye on you."

(Source: Variety)