Looks like things are about to get even more strange in Hawkins, Indiana. After wrapping up filming late last year, Netflix has now unveiled the trailer for the third season of its Emmy-winning series Stranger Things. Check out the trailer below.
Set to what sounds like an enhanced mix of The Who’s 1971 classic “Baba O’Riley,” the trailer opens with Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) returning home from summer camp. What follows is an emotional montage of the gang’s summer of ’85 before the school semester starts—Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is finally able to act like an all-American teenager; Will (Noah Schnapp) could be experiencing a new set of adverse side effects from his time in the Upside Down; Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink) are having a whirlwind romance; Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) are decked out in their Sunday best while visiting the local newspaper; and bully Billy (Dacre Montgomery) looks to be infected with something otherworldly. Not only do puberty pangs appear to cause drama among the younger crew, a new monstrous threat is on the horizon. And it makes the Demogorgon look like small potatoes.
The remaining cast includes Finn Wolfhard (The Turning), Winona Ryder, David Harbour (Neil Marshall’s Hellboy), Joe Keery (Slice), Cara Buono (Let Me In), and Maya Hawke (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). As guest stars, Cary Elwes (The Crush) will be playing the mayor of Hawkins, and Jake Busey (The Predator) will be a reporter with “questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.”
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A major setting for the new season is the newly established Starcourt Mall. Based on the trailer, the location is both a hangout spot for Eleven and her friends as well as a potential battle site.
Although we have a few months to go before we can binge the third season, it seems the wait will be well-rewarded. The entire 8-episode season drops on July 4th.