Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer Promises A Summer Of Fun And Frights

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Now Playing: Stranger Things - Season 3 Trailer

The first trailer for Stranger Things Season 3 is here. The hugely popular Netflix show will return in July--it's been nearly two years since Season 2 was released, so expectations are high for the new batch of episodes.

The trailer doesn't reveal any plot details, but does reintroduce us to all the main characters and establishes the new season's setting. As we already knew, Season 3 will be set during the summer vacation 1985 and the trailer shows that the kids will be hanging around the pool and the mall rather than at school. They're clearly growing up fast too, with the suggestion that their relationships will be tested. But this being Stranger Things, it's not all teen drama--there's a very big and scary new creature shown right near the end. Check it out above.

All the main cast are back for Season 3. So that's Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), and Sadie Sink (Max). There's also Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton as lovelorn teenagers Nancy and Jonathan, plus Winona Ryder as Will; Jonathan's mom Joyce; and, of course, David Harbour as everyone's favorite small-town cop Jim Hopper.

There are some new characters too. In keeping with the tradition of casting actors who became famous in the '80s (Ryder, Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser, Sean Astin), Princess Bride star Cary Elwes is joining as sleazy politician Mayor Kline. There's also the offspring of some '80s stars; Jake Busey, son of Point Break star Gary Busey, will play a journalist named Bruce, while Maya Thurman-Hawke (daughter of Uma and Ethan) is set to play a character named Robin.

Stranger Things Season 3 hits Netflix on July 4. For more, check out everything we know so far about the new season.

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God I miss the 80s. My Atari and Amiga and Dirtbike.

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Looking forward to grilling some steaks this 4th of July and watching some Stranger Things.

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Looks good. Just don't be as clunky as season 2 and do a better job with character deaths. Both seasons have felt kind of tacked on or forced rather than shocking or emotionally driven choices.

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Being a bit of a geek (Gamers? Geeks? Surely not!) I thoroughly enjoyed the first two seasons and am looking forward to this. I'd like to see more niche pursuits, D&D and role-playing games otherwise as that was what set the initial tone of the show despite them saying "we're all grown up" and this being set predominantly in the shopping mall.

Who am I kidding though, it'll be good whatever.