As the New Year rang in for the parts of the US, Netflix dropped a huge teaser for Stranger Things fans… that just happened to include the air date for the hotly-anticipated third season.
Their teaser takes viewers back to New Year’s Eve in 1984 – kind of where season two left off – with a Dick Clarke-style midnight ball drop in New York. Sounds nice enough, but things soon get eerie when the broadcast turns upside down (definitely a nod to the youngsters having to face the horrors of the Upside Down once more) then cuts off completely.
When the screen cuts to black, the line ‘One summer can change everything’ appears in a classic 80s-style green computer text, followed by the confirmation of the date it will finally hit our screens – and that date is 4 July 2019.
Along with the teaser trailer, Netflix posted a picture to Twitter depicting the show’s six youngsters watching fireworks, with only Will Byers and Eleven looking back at the rising claws of the vines from the Upside Down spreading into the real world.
happy 2̶0̶1̶9̶ 1985! pic.twitter.com/PIKUqznmqz
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) 1 January 2019
Details about the upcoming season have been kept very hush-hush, except for one whopping clue that David Harbour – who plays Police Chief Jim Hopper – gave audiences back in mid-2018.