On New Year’s Day, Netflix revealed that its hit sci-fi series Stranger Things will return this summer, with a brand new poster announcing the premiere date. Today, the platform shared the official trailer for its upcoming season. Season 3 arrives two years after Season 2 premiered, due to the Duffer Brothers‘, the series’ creator, accusations of plagiarism and verbal abuse on the set of the show.
The poster itself sees Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) holding hands while the entire gang watch a 4th of July firework display. Eleven and Will (Noah Schnapp) are the only ones looking back, while Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink) seem to be looking up at fireworks. You can see the poster here below.
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The Stranger Things kids are back on our screens with more surprises. We already know that Season 3 will take place in the summer of 1985, coinciding with the opening of the long-awaited Starcourt Mall that was hinted at in the season’s first teaser trailer.
We get a better look at the mall in the new trailer and discover Steve Harrington’s dorky new job. We also see the discontent that its arrival has brought to Hawkins, Indiana, with many members of the town protesting its opening. Moreover there’s the usual upside down creepiness as a new, gooey breed of monster shows up in town.
We also see new cast members including Cary Elwes as the smarmy Mayor Kline, Jake Busey is the sketchy Hawkins Post reporter, Bruce and Maya Hawke‘s previously unnamed mystery girl, Robin, who appears to be Steve’s new coworker at the mall.
Check out the trailer below and do not miss the global premiere on July 4 on Netflix.