Welcome to July 4, 1985, in Hawkins, Indiana, Stranger Things 3 fans – where "One Summer Can Change Everything." To give you a sense of what some of those changes might entail, Netflix has released the official season overview as well as a righteous amount of both season and behind-the-scenes images for fans to start closely analyzing and examining over the remaining few weeks before the series return:
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.
Once again, 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:
Stranger Things 3 s03e01: Suzie, Do You Copy?
Stranger Things 3 s03e02: The Mall Rats
Stranger Things 3 s03e03: The Case Of The Missing Lifeguard
Stranger Things 3 s03e04: The Sauna Test
Stranger Things 3 s03e05: The Source
Stranger Things 3 s03e06: The Birthday
Stranger Things 3 s03e07: The Bite
Stranger Things 3 s03e08: The Battle of Starcourt
'Stranger Things 3' Official Images
'Stranger Things 3' 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 Priah Ferguson's Erica Sinclair has been promoted to recurring, while Maya Hawke joins the cast as Robin.
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.