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Netflix orders ’80s drama from Duffer Bros., Bob & David sketch comedy

The streaming giant has also announced a second season of Bloodline. The shows will premiere in 2016.
April 2, 2015

Netflix announced two new series orders on Thursday: the ’80s-set supernatural drama Montauk and the sketch comedy show With Bob and David, starring Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and David Cross (Arrested Development).

Both are original Netflix productions.

Written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer (Wayward PinesHidden), Montauk is described as “a love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation.” Its eight one-hour episodes are scheduled to premiere exclusively on the streaming service in 2016 across all territories where it is available. The Duffer brothers – who recently directed their first feature Hidden for Warner Bros. – will also serve as executive producers of Montauk, along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via the latter’s 21 Laps Entertainment (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night).

Set on Montauk, Long Island, in 1980, the series tells the story of how a community’s search for a missing boy draws it into a mystery involving top secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl.

The season order for With Bob and David will consists of four half-hour episodes and one 60-minute making-of special. Odenkirk and Cross write and star in the series, as well as serve as executive producers along with Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Tim Sarkes, Dave Kneebone Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

Odenkirk and Cross previously starred together in the sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, which had a four –season run on HBO from 1995 to 1998.

Earlier this week, Netflix announced it has renewed Bloodline for second season, which is set to premiere next year.

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