'Stranger Things' Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed; Netflix Drops Teaser & Poster
After a long wait, Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for Stranger Things Season 3 and it will not have a fall premiere. The confirmed release date of Season 3 was both featured in the new teaser and poster for the upcoming installment.
Fans of Stranger Things were disappointed when Season 3 was not released in October. Netflix has good news though. The third installment of the science fiction-horror TV series will premiere in Summer 2019 specifically on July 4 and not in fall. The previous two seasons have both taken place in the fall and some of the scenes are set during special events such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
In Season 3, the character will still celebrate an important occasion: the Independence Day. The poster features the lead characters watching the July 4th celebration and uses the tagline "One summer can change everything."
Both the teaser and poster were released by Netflix on New Year's Eve. The poster features Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink) watching the fireworks for 4th of July celebration.
What caught the attention of fans is the nervous look in Will's face in the poster. When fans tweeted their concern about Joyce's son, Netflix replied with a tweet, saying "WE'RE GONNA HAVE A GREAT SUMMER." This makes the fans more excited on what store for Will and the rest of his crew in Season 3.
Meanwhile, the teaser revealed that Season 3 is set in 1985, several months following the events of Season 2. It features the 5WIYZ coverage of the 1985's Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve courtesy of Starcourt Mall of Hawkins, Indiana.
The teaser seems to show someone hacking into the Lynx Corp. and running the program "SilverCatFeeds.exe." Then the Dick Clark New Year's footage is seen spinning upside down.
The filming for Season 3 wrapped up back in November. Some leaked photos from the set of the season finale were also shared online and it shows Eleven wearing some baggy trousers. In another snap, she is seen Mike while some soldiers are surrounding them.
Stranger Things Season 3 will also introduce new cast members including Cary Elwes as slick politician Mayor Kline, Jake Busey as local reporter Bruce, and Maya Hawke as Robin. It will have eight episodes and Netflix has also previously released the episodes' titles.