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Stranger Things season three: five things we learnt from the new trailer

Netflix has dropped the first trailer for the third season of the show, set to premiere this summer

Fans of Stranger Things have finally been given a glimpse into what season three has in store, as Netflix dropped the first trailer for the eagerly-anticipated series.

The two-and-a-half minute teaser, set to The Who’s Baba O'Riley gives an insight into the direction the new season is headed, and it looks like the kids of Hawkins have done a lot of growing up.

You can watch the full trailer below:

So, here are five things we’ve learned:

The significant release date

Series three of Stranger Things will be released on Netflix on July 4, Independence Day in the USA. And judging from the trailer, that date looks set to play an important role in the show’s narrative.

They’ve gone for a much lighter approach

There's been a serious switch up in aesthetics. Where the previous series have always been very dark, early shots from series three are flooded with pastel colours, ice creams and trips to the funfair, giving a very different vibe to the last two series which were centered around Halloween. Of course – it's not long before the Demogorgon’s lurking shadow makes an appearance though.

“We’re not kids anymore”

Season three looks as though it will be a coming of age moment for Mike, Dustin, Eleven, Will, Lucas and Max, as they swap Dungeons and Dragons in the basement for adventures and romance, all while trying to navigate the Upside Down.

The struggles of the Byers family

Of course, being kidnapped by a Demogorgon and getting trapped in a parallel universe would take its toll on a family, and it looks like the Byers are struggling to get back to normality. Will is seen cradling pictures of him and his friends in their Ghostbusters days, while Joyce Byers is seen questioning whether she can still call Hawkins home.

Prepare for more 80s cultural references

From Dustin’s Star Wars toys to retro arcade games and funfairs, series three is back with its signature dose of 80s nostalgia. Perhaps the most obvious reference though is its nod to Baywatch, thanks to the red and yellow uniform Billy is seen sporting for his new job as a lifeguard.

Releasing the trailer, Netflix said: "“In the summer of 1985, the adventure continues" – we can't wait to see what it has in store.

Updated: March 20, 2019 05:12 PM

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