The trailer for the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things is now the most watched video on Netflix's YouTube channel. After months of anticipation, Netflix finally released the first full-length trailer for Stranger Things season 3 this past week. Ever since the conclusion of season 2, fans of the hit supernatural series have been waiting patiently to return to Hawkins, Indiana. The series first premiered in 2016 and has gone on to become a cultural phenomenon amongst viewers.
Set in the 1980s, the series follows a group of kids that battle monsters from an alternate dimension known as the Upside-Down. Drawing inspiration from several films and novels have been one of the many reasons the show has become so popular. The sci-fi horror series, created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, has been regarded as a love letter to the 1980s, which is considered a very nostalgic time period. Beginning as a mysterious disappearance, the arrival of a girl with psychokinetic powers has since led to where the show is today. After being teased for months, the trailer for Stranger Things season 3 has finally arrived and has set a record for Netflix.
As of now, the trailer for Stranger Things season 3 is the most watched Netflix video on YouTube. Sitting at over 21 million views, that puts the trailer above the 19 million that season 2's trailer received.
While Netflix confirmed season 3 back in 2017, it won't premiere on the streaming service until this July. It is safe to assume that in between season 2's release and now that the fandom for the sci-fi drama series has grown. Despite fans wanting to return to Hawkins, Indiana as soon as possible, it seems the longevity of its absence has led to Stranger Things becoming more popular. The numbers alone are enough to further cement Stranger Things' status as a cultural phenomenon and the hiatus may lead to season 3 becoming the most successful one yet. There is a lot to explore in the supernatural world of Stranger Things, and there is no denying that the upcoming third season is a must-see for fans of the series. Not much is known about the specific plot, but it will take place in the summer of 1985. Also, the trailer highlights another monster terrorizing Hawkins, which will presumably originate from the Upside-Down.
Netflix has a variety of original content to offer viewers, but only a handful have become worldwide hits, and Stranger Things is one of them. Whether or not the sci-fi horror series can continue past a few more seasons will become clear eventually, but the Duffer brothers have made it known that they would like to end the series on a high note. Fans who have been waiting to return to Hawkins, Indiana will be taken back this summer when Stranger Things season 3 arrives on Netflix.