It’s a good time to be Montauk.
One year after the popular East End summer destination became known for a sordid fling between a writer and a local waitress in Showtime’s The Affair, which garnered mixed reviews but somehow managed to earn an Emmy for best drama earlier this year, Netflix has announced it has ordered a new drama named for the famed oceanfront hamlet.
The popular streaming service will be adding Montauk to its growing catalog of original programming. The drama about the mysterious disappearance of a young boy, set in 1980 Montauk, will be written and directed by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer.
Long Islanders familiar with rumors of supernatural activity know all about the tales of time travel, human-reptile super monsters (not to be confused with aliens), time-space vortex alterations, mind control experiments on unwilling subjects, and uber-secret telekinesis torture at military installations. Weird enough for you?
(We could—and should’ve—written this drama.)
This is how Netflix describes the upcoming show in a press release:
“As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. Montauk is a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation.”
A Netflix spokeswoman could not yet comment on potential shooting locations.
Long Island has attracted dozens of TV shows and movies in recent years using New York State-funded tax credits to lure studios away from Los Angeles and other popular shooting locations.
Montauk is slated to premiere in 2016.