Netflix has released the final trailer for Stranger Things season 3 and it is much darker than the cheery summertime feelings of the past pieces of promotional material. "You let us in... and now... you are going to have to let us stay," says an ominous voice and from the looks of things, it means business. In addition to the darkness, the next season finds the young population of Hawkins in some intense battle sequences, making it look like a classic 80s action movie.
It's the Summer of 85' in Hawkins. Everything is at stake. And only they can stop it... one summer will change everything. From the looks of things, Stranger Things season 3 is going to feature a new host and this person seems almost willing to take on the supernatural forces. As for who the new host might be, the trailer heavily hints at town bully Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery), which makes sense. However, this could be a big misdirect.
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. "No matter what happens, we have to stop him together," says Mike, but that might be a lot harder than it seems.
The ending of the intense trailer gives off some major Jurassic Park vibes as the presumed Demogorgon (or more than one) is on the hunt for the kids. Part of the crew is seen hiding from the monster on the side of a car. The trailer then cuts to black and we hear the unsettling roar. Everything has already changed, and it doesn't look like it was for the good after watching the final trailer more than once. Season 3 may be the most intense installment in Stranger Things' short history.
Netflix is unveiling Stranger Things season 3 on the 4th of July, ensuring some fans might spend the holidays indoors instead of out lighting fireworks and enjoying some quality family time. As for things that haven't really changed about the show, the 80s nostalgia is in full swing this time around from the wardrobes, cars, and the feel of the action. 1985 was a big year for Hollywood and Stranger Things is back to fully embrace it. It will be interesting to see how many Easter Eggs the Duffer Brothers threw in for fans to explore and link to 1985. While we wait for the 4th of July release date, check out the final trailer now.