Netflix just dropped the first trailer for the eight-episode third season of Stranger Things, and it’s…emotional.
The trailer opens with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp), Max (Sadie Sink), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) throwing a surprise party for Dustin’s (Gaten Matarazzo) return home from summer camp (Camp Know Where.)
The surprise doesn’t go as planned. Dustin is spooked and accidentally blasts Lucas in the face with hairspray.
These kids have seen been through some s—t. While season two saw our protagonists successfully fending off the otherworldly baddie, suggesting that they may be able to enjoy their childhoods just a little bit longer, season three dispels any such myth. We catch a glimpse of where every character is at to the tune of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley.”
Summer vacation is in full swing, with Independence Day featured prominently as the day to which every plot point seems to build (incidentally, or not, the season will be available to stream this July 4.)
The gang is doing summer break stuff but also starting to drift apart (“We’re not kids anymore,” says Mike. “I mean what did you think, we’re just gonna sit in my basement all day and play games for the rest of our lives?”).
Eleven and Max read magazines and sing into hairbrushes and go to the mall.
Billy gets a job as a lifeguard at the local pool.
There’s a trained killer with a pistol walking slowly through a funhouse.
Joyce is predictably sitting on the couch, while Hopper is predictably protective and concerned.
Something awful happens atthe mall.
Maybe this thing?
The episode titles are: “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite,” and “The Battle of Starcourt.”
Wach the full trailer for StrangerThings season 3 below:
Naturally, people are stoked.
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