Netflix’s Stranger Things has just dropped a brand new trailer for the hotly-anticipated season three and it looks epic.
After almost two years off-screen, the Hawkins gang are back with brand new hangouts, new problems and of course, new monsters, but there’s a change going on.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) are growing up and this is their Teenage Wasteland.
Here’s what we can speculate from the latest footage.
The kids are growing up
Just like the trailer’s backing track suggests, the kids have now entered their angsty teenage years and they’re drifting apart.
‘We’re not kids anymore,’ Will announces. ‘I mean, what did you think? We’re just gonna sit in my basement all day? Play games for the rest of our lives?’
Is this the beginning of the end?
There’s a pool now
Bad boy Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is manning the waters as the pool’s very own lifeguard.
It looks like he’s gonna be destined for his very own romance as well as he eyes up a local resident.
Billy’s got a summer job as the pool’s lifeguard (Picture: Netflix)Hopper and Joyce romance?
Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce (Winona Ryder) look set for an on/off rollercoaster romance this season, with a shot of the detective being stood up at a restaurant.
Meanwhile, in the next shot Joyce is seen home alone looking very miserable.
It seems as though Hopper is going his best to look out for the nervous mum, as he’s heard saying: ‘It’s important to me that you kids feel safe. I want you to feel like this can still be your home.’
Hopper and Joyce look hot and cold this season (Picture: Netflix)Eleven and Max bonding
The two girls look like they’ve finally put aside their differences for season four and we’re here for it.
Eleven and Max were super frosty with each other last series, but they’ve transformed their coldness into ice cream (probably from Steve’s parlour Scoops Ahoy).
Eleven and Max are friends now (Picture: Netflix)New journalist villain?
The trailer has given us a look at new character Bruce, played by Jake Busey and he looks creepy AF.
Jake, who was confirmed to have been cast in the franchise last year, will play a journalist for the The Hawkins Post, with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.
Is this the new villain? (Picture: Netflix)Another glimpse of the Starcourt Mall
We got our first look at the Starcourt Mall last year and now it looks as though it’s going to be the setting for an epic showdown.
The Hawkins gang are seen looking exhausted on the ground of the new complex, with Eleven’s nose dripping with blood.
Do the Mind Flayers launch their attack here?
How did the new monster get here and has he bitten Billy?
The trailer introduced a brand new monster and it looks like a supersized damogorgon, but is it Billy?
In one shot of the trailer, Billy’s seen in the shower with a nasty bite that looks strikingly similar to Will’s infection in season one.
Fans are convinced that the villain gets attacked in the Upside Down and has contracted a deadly virus.
Actor Dacre has previously hinted that he might not be returning to the show after season four, telling GQ last year: ‘You can’t overcommit.
‘You’re not going to go around and tell every girl “I love you,” so you cant go around treating every job the same either.’
The new monster looks terrifying (Picture: Netflix)More: Netflix
Is this the lead up to a big car crash? (Picture: Netflix)Who’s involved in the car crash?
In a blink or you’ll miss it moment it looks like there’s going to be a car crash as someone speeds over to what looks like a diner.
Could this be the end of one of our favourite characters, or is this a red-herring?
Stranger Things returns 4 July on Netflix.
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