The trailer for season three of Netflix's Stranger Things has been released and between its humor and horror, it couldn't have teased us enough. We can't wait for the next season to air this summer, or to see what's in store for Will, Dustin, Mike, Lucas, Eleven, Max and the rest of our favorite faces as well as the newcomers to the show.
In addition to both laugh and scream-worthy moments, the trailer delivered several key clues to help pinpoint just what we can expect in this next season of the show. Some of the clues, like Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Max (Sadie Sink) dancing around in a bedroom to music together, obviously point toward the kids exhibiting normal teen behaviors as they grow up (and perhaps, in some ways, apart from one another), but many clues also gave us specific details about what season three has in store.
10 Only Six Months Have Passed
We know the year because Dustin's "Camp Nowhere" hat has 1985 on it and the song playing, Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home," is from the same year. This means a number of different things for us, liking getting to see our favorite characters in the summertime for a change as well as following the events of last season much more closely, which could mean some wounds are still fresh. This is also evident when we see Joyce, who is still likely mourning the loss of Bob.
9 The Fun Fair Looks Anything But Fun
Speaking of this shot, Hopper is also seen waiting in a restaurant for someone while wearing the same shirt he's wearing at the fair, and the shot is followed by one of Joyce eating at home, alone. Could she have stood Hop up on a date?
8 80s Nods Galore
Seeing Eleven use her powers for fun is also a nice change in this scene, although she still gets nosebleeds in the process. Other nostalgic nods include The Who's "Baba O'Riley," better known as "Teenage Wasteland," and a classic 80s carnival ride known as the Gravitron.
7 Erica Sinclair's Bigger Role
With her helmet, knee pads and what appears to be a backpack strapped to her back, Erica looks like she means business while she's going all John McClane in this shot. Could she have joined up with her brother and his buddies in monster fighting?
6 Cary Elwes Is The Mayor
You might have missed that his campaign signs are very much like the current U.S President's and Mike Pence's signs, from the lettering down to the design and color scheme. We wonder if the Duffer brothers are making a statement here.
5 80s Icon Babies
Gary Busey's son, Jake Busey, is playing a new character named Bruce, who will appear in five of the announced eight episodes. Like Elwes, Busey is listed as a guest character. Another new character, Heather, will be played by actress Francesca Luisa Reale of Blue Bloods and Haters Back Off. The character is supposed to be a lifeguard. There's an episode dubbed "The Case of the Missing Lifeguard," and we do see a lifeguard waving for help from the depths of water at one point in the trailer.
4 Disease May Be Spreading In Hawkins
That's not the only thing threatening Hawkins, of course: don't forget the monster that Jonathan watches grow right before his eyes. Many have speculated about what this creature might be, from the Gibbering Mouther to the Otyugh to the Xorn. It could be anyone's guess but given that the show has been utilizing D&D monsters up until this point these seem like decent guesses so far.
3 Saying Goodbye To Will Byers?
The Duffer brothers have previously discussed leaving Hawkins in the future after so much horror has occurred there. Whether they simply mean expanding into the mall and the surrounding area or characters actually fleeing their town remains to be seen.
2 Eleven's Wearing Sara's Hair Tie
We also see images of Eleven back in the Upside Down, but the reason why isn't evident. Eleven also still has a love of Eggo waffles in this season per the trailer and we bet the Duffer brothers will ensure that those particular treats will be in every season until the show ends with its film following the final fourth season.
1 The Final Battle May Have Been Teased
There are some fun-looking scenes that also take place in the mall, such as a shot of Eleven and Max shopping together, which was not only a favorite past time of the 80s but also further demonstrates how the young women are now getting along after their initial tense relationship in season two. Who knows, maybe they'll get to see Tiffany perform there.