‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Gets A July Premiere Date, New Trailer & Key Art

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01 Jan 19

Netflix has decided to ring in the new year with a premiere date announcement for Stranger Things‘ Season 3, along with a creepy NYE-themed teaser and a brand new poster.

A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, ‘Stranger Things’ is set in 1980’s Indiana and follows the adventures of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), and Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) as they navigate life in small-town America. Along with their best friend, the psychokinetic Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), and older siblings Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Steve (Joe Keery) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer), they deal with whatever life throws at them… which in their case, includes the Demogorgon, which has been terrorising the town of Hawkins from his home in the “Upside Down”.

The Starcourt Mall would appear to be a big location in Season 3, as it is, once again, referenced in the trailer. We know from previous trailers, this is where Steve works at the “Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream” shop with newcomer Robin, played by Maya Hawke (Little Women’, ‘Ladyworld’). The mall is described as “one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond with options for the entire family.” I rather suspect the description will be somewhat different once Season 3 is done with it…

Season 3 will also see the return of Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Will’s long-suffering mother, and David Harbour as Jim Hopper, chief of Hawkins Police Department. Other newcomers include Cary Elwes as Hawkins slick and sleazy Mayor, and Jake Busey as a journalist for The Hawkins Post, with questionable morals and a sick sense of humour.

Along with the trailer above, Netflix also released a new poster for the series which you can see below.

Stranger Things‘ Season 3 will launch on Thursday, 4th July 2019 on Netflix UK and around the world. Given Netflix usually launch their shows on a Friday, the choice of launching on American Independence Day (and the fireworks on the poster) seem to indicate the plot will be set around the US holiday. I think July 4th in Hawkins is going to be messy…