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Stranger Things is an Emmy-winning sci-fi series streaming on Netflix. The drama begins when a 12-year-old goes missing in the fictional small town of Hawkins, Indiana. During the search, family, friends, and the local sheriff stumble upon a secret government lab, an alternate world, menacing monsters, and a girl with extraordinary powers.

The TV show’s ensemble cast — which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2017 — includes Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and Finn Wolfhard.

Stranger Things has garnered numerous Emmy Awards, including statuettes for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.


  • TV genres: Sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, drama
  • Streaming: Netflix
  • Creators: The Duffer Brothers
  • Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Cara Buono, Dacre Montgomery
  • Plot summary: When a 12-year-old goes missing in a small Midwestern town, family, friends, and the local police stumble upon a secret government lab, an alternate world, sinister monsters, and a girl with special powers.
  • First episode: July 15, 2016
  • Current season: 3 and counting
  • Shows like this one: Black Mirror, Dark, Fringe, The OA, Riverdale, The Society

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