Could Netflix's new '90s drama be the next 'Stranger Things'?

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'80s nostalgia helped put Stranger Things on the map, so it's no surprise that Netflix is channeling another beloved era for its next new dramedy.

Described as a quirky, funny coming of age story, Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon.

The show will consist of 10 half-hour episodes, created by Like Crazy writer Ben York Jones and Save the Date director Michael Mohan, who will executive produce along with Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

If it sounds like some of your favourite high school comedies of the last 20 years, that's exactly what the producers are going for. (OMG, we're officially old.)

"Some of our favourite shows of all time - The Wonder Years, Happy Days, That 70s Show, Freaks and Geeks - looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight," Jones and Mohan said in a statement.

"We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-'90's the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting."

The next batch of precocious kids who are likely to give us Stranger Things #squadgoals includes Peyton Kennedy (American Fable) and Jahi Winston (The New Edition Story) as students Kate Messner and Luke O'Neil, alongside Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects), Elijah Stevenson (Captain Fantastic), Rio Mangini (Teen Wolf) and newcomer Quinn Liebling. Patch Darragh (Sully) and Claudine Nako (Grimm) play Kate and Luke's respective parents.

The show will premiere on Netflix in 2018, so you've got plenty of time to stock up on scrunchies and plaid.

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