A new reality series coming to TVNZ OnDemand is gathering up a group of millennials and Gen Z-ers and putting them in an 80s-themed house with 80s-themed challenges to see if they can "survive".

Apparently the 80s are so long gone now that they qualify as some type of mystery world to be endured by time-travelling heroes, who knew? Not us. But it's happening.

TVNZ put the casting call out for Survive the 80s this morning, looking for "teams of technology-dependent Gen Y and Z-ers" willing to be put through a "series of challenges that pit them against the 80s – all without their smartphones and social media".

They've billed it as an "epic retro adventure" full of "mysterious technology" which we can only assume means a Walkman, Gameboy and a computer that takes two years to turn on.

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They're looking for teams of two aged between 18 and 30 from around the country.

At the very least, teased hair and tested patience should make for a few good laughs.

Applications are open until February 3 via TVNZ.