Welcome to July 4, 1985, in Hawkins, Indiana, Stranger Things 3 fans – where "One Summer Can Change Everything." With the popular Netflix series set to return to the streaming service this 4th of July, viewers are getting an old-fashioned, "Red, White and Blue" look at the fireworks still to come – otherworldy or some a little too close to home.
But as much as we enjoyed what the preview had to offer, Priah Ferguson's Erica Sinclair gets serious bonus points for her killer line that set the tone for the following teaser:
"Stranger Things 3" Official Final Trailer/Episode & Date Announcement Videos:
It's 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer's heating up. School's out, there's a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group's dynamic, and they'll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town's threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
Here's a look at the episode title release and date announcement videos that were released in December 2018 – giving viewers some additional clues on what to expect when Netflix's Stranger Things 3 debuts on July 4, 2019:
s03e01: Suzie, Do You Copy? / s03e02: The Mall Rats
s03e03: The Case Of The Missing Lifeguard / s03e04: The Sauna Test
s03e05: The Source / s03e06: The Birthday
s03e07: The Bite / s03e08: The Battle of Starcourt
Official Season/Behind the Scenes Images
Stranger Things 3 stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max. Returning cast member Ferguson's Erica Sinclair has been promoted to recurring, while Maya Hawke joins the cast as Robin as well as Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.
A Netflix production, Stranger Things 3 was created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen, and Iain Patterson.