There’s a lot going on in the latest trailer for The Duffer Brothers‘ upcoming surefire hit, Stranger Things 3. Not only do we get a bit of a time jump to 1985 this season, thanks mostly to the young cast out-growing the pace of production, we get a colorful look at the goings on of Hawkins, Indiana and the darkness that lurks beneath it. This season will feature new and returning faces alike, along with an all-new (and horrifying) monstrosity for our heroes to battle, but there’s also some less sinister and all too real drama going on amongst the friend group.
As much as Stranger Things is about telekinetic powers, terrors from other dimensions, and shadowy organizations operating with impunity, it’s also about a small, close-knit group of friends, the timeless coming-of-age tales of adolescence, and small-town drama complete with its own brand of heroes and villains. We took a close look at the new trailer in order to break down all of the story points that are sure to come this season, or at least offer our best guess as to how it’s all going to shake out. Some possible/probable spoilers follow, so avoid if you want to go in cold.
Stranger Things stars Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Dacre Montgomery, and Priah Ferguson, and featuring Jake Busey, Cary Elwes, Maya Hawke, and Francesca Reale. Look for it on Netflix this July 4th.
Before we get into the breakdown, be sure to get caught up on our recent write-ups relevant to Stranger Things 3:
- ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Images Are an 80s Dream
- First Trailer for ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Teases a Cruel Summer
- Watch: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Premiere Date, Poster Revealed with Cryptic Countdown
- ‘Stranger Things’: Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, and Caleb McLaughlin on Cool Camera Shots and Season 3
- ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Episode Titles Revealed In New Teaser Trailer