The trailer for Stranger Things Season 3 has finally arrived, and the kids are — well, not kids anymore. And they’re definitely not all right.
The gang’s new adventure takes place in the summer of 1985, judging from the trailer’s opening song (Mötley Crüe’s 1985 hit “Home Sweet Home”) and the fact that the previous seasons took place in 1983 and 1984, respectively. Even though it’s summer vacation, tension is brewing, both in the town of Hawkins (where a new shopping mall appears to be sparking protests) and between the show’s young teens.
It looks like Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will and Max’s supernatural problems (mysterious electrical occurrences, a freaky new monster) and perfectly natural problems (hormones, the pains of leaving behind childish things) are beginning to collide. And Eleven is experiencing a whole new level of eeriness in a dark void — a new version of the Upside Down, perhaps? — that evokes Under the Skin and Get Out‘s Sunken Place. Watch the first trailer above.
There’s a lot of stuff packed into those two minutes and 49 seconds, but here’s what social media is buzzing about.
Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) are kissing. #Mileven shippers, this may be your year.
— (@ColferetteTS) March 20, 2019
— 𝔤𝔦 (@prfctblythe) March 20, 2019
— cris (@mardyjon) March 20, 2019
— i miss mileven (@for353days) March 20, 2019
Speaking of love, is Chief Hopper (David Harbour) looking for it? If so, he has a few takers.
I know there’s a lot happening in the #StrangerThings3 trailer, but all I care about is who Hopper is on a date with in this scene.
Also, like, is it serious or is he still open to seeing other people? Asking for a friend. pic.twitter.com/CUBdqloFGx
— Sam Rullo (@SamRullo) March 20, 2019
Chief hopper still looks like a snack!!! Love that for ME pic.twitter.com/fPsoOLd1TJ
— tabitha #saveodaat (@buckymatters) March 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Steve (Joe Keery) is being attacked, and the internet is ready to fight for him.
— hailey (@astroloqy) March 20, 2019
— 𝘢 (@cassiansnesta) March 20, 2019
— Lacey Gilleran (@laceygilleran) March 20, 2019
Eleven and Max (Sadie Sink) are BFFs now and everyone approves.
— 𝒃𝒆𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒚. (@madwheeler) March 20, 2019
— (@nikontili) March 20, 2019
— Steph (@coolKjellberg) March 20, 2019
— SHAWN SAID MY NAME (@tomendess) March 20, 2019
But Will (Noah Schnapp) is sad, and his tears are contagious.
— 𝔤𝔦 (@prfctblythe) March 20, 2019
— Caz. (@cazmadge) March 20, 2019
SHUT UP WHY IS THIS BABY SAD I WANT TO JUMP INTO THE SCREEN AND PROTECT HIM HE DOESNT DESERVE ANYMORE SADNESS I SWEAR IF THE DUFFERS LIED ABOUT WILL BEING HAPPY IM S3 IM SUING pic.twitter.com/9dthGpUgHR
— bella ☂︎ (@loserhawkins) March 20, 2019
On the plus side, Steve and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) are still tight.
— Shreya (@listenboitae) March 20, 2019
— T.M. Powell (@tmpowellmedia) March 20, 2019
And the ’80s shirts are on point.
— ROMINA (@REDROMINA) March 20, 2019
— A Jason Tabrys (@jtabrys) March 20, 2019
I don’t know if my summer of 2019 look is going to be more of a Steve or more of a Hopper. pic.twitter.com/cYGTH1f2Pm
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) March 20, 2019
Stranger Things Season 3 premieres July 4 on Netflix.
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