Eleven and the gang will be back on our screens this summer when season three of Stranger Things premiers on 4 July.
happy 2̶0̶1̶9̶ 1985! pic.twitter.com/PIKUqznmqz
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 1, 2019
Eight new episodes will be available to binge on streaming platform Netflix on the date, which was announced on New Years Eve (31 December) 2018.
The announcement came in the form of two tweets, one of a poster displaying the release date along with Mike and Eleven holding hands with the words ‘one summer can change everything’ above them. The second included video footage of the countdown on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 1985 – the year the season is set in.
Live from WIYZ, it’s a Hawkins New Year’s Eve! https://t.co/GhaGjVyNse
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) January 1, 2019
Despite the tweets being the third teaser for the season we still don’t know much about what will happen. One thing is clear – the upside-down is a bigger threat than ever before.
Earlier in 2018 the first trailer was released, an advert for the latest attraction in the small town of Hawkins – Starcourt Mall. Fan favourite Steve stars in the advert as an employee at Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlour.
Ahoy! Something is coming… to Hawkins, Indiana! pic.twitter.com/BI4wFRVzvB
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 16, 2018
The first trailer was followed by another video in November 2018, featuring all of the episode names for season three. All arrows point towards Starcourt Mall being the main setting for the season with episode two named The Mall Rats and episode eight named The Battle of Starcourt.
Like season one, season three will be spread across eight episodes: definitely enough to binge watch in a day.
With rumours that Stranger Things 3 will be the final season of the show, we have no doubt it will be the best yet. We’ll be counting down the days until 4 July when we will be stocking up on snacks and not leaving the house.
In the meantime we’ll just be hoping Steve doesn’t get a haircut.