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Stranger Things 3: First trailer unleashes monsters over the summer of ’85

By Josh Weiss
Stranger Things Season 3

You can feel the vibes of Back to the Future, Songs From the Big Chair, Moonlighting, and a whole lot more in the first full trailer for Netflix's Stranger Things 3. It's 1985 forever.

Unlike the first two seasons, the latest batch of episodes will unravel during the summer of '85 and introduce new characters like the mayor of Hawkins, Indiana (played by The Princess Bride's Cary Elwes). Other never-seen faces include Hawkins Post journalist Bruce (Jake Busey) and Hawkins Community Pool lifeguard Heather (Francesca Reale).

Watch the new trailer, which features songs by Mötley Crüe and the Who, below:

Stranger Things 3 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), David Harbour (Sheriff Jim Hopper), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), and Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield) are all returning for the new season.

Here are all of the upcoming episode titles. See if you can decode their major plot points simply by reading them:

  • "Suzie, Do You Copy?"
  • "The Mall Rats"
  • "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard"
  • "The Sauna Test"
  • "The Source"
  • "The Birthday"
  • "The Bite"
  • "The Battle of Starcourt"

Season 3 of Stranger Things drops on Netflix Thursday, July 4 (aka America's birthday).

Today, Nintendo also released our first look at the video game based on Season 3. Based on the footage, you'll be able to kick butt at the mall and in secret installations as main characters like Joyce Byers, Sheriff Hopper, and Lucas Sinclair. The title will drop the same day as the new season.

Stranger Things 3 video game

What are you looking forward to seeing in the show's third time around the proverbial streaming track? What most excited you about the new trailer? Let us know in the comments below! Personally, that '80s-inspired remix of "Baba O'Riley" is gonna stick with us for a while.