The first trailer for Stranger Things Season 3 is here. The hugely popular Netflix show will return in July–it’s been nearly two years since Season 2 was released, so expectations are high for the new batch of episodes.
The trailer doesn’t reveal any plot details, but does reintroduce us to all the main characters and establishes the new season’s setting. As we already knew, Season 3 will be set during the summer vacation 1985 and the trailer shows that the kids will be hanging around the pool and the mall rather than at school. They’re clearly growing up fast too, with the suggestion that their relationships will be tested. But this being Stranger Things, it’s not all teen drama–there’s a very big and scary new creature shown right near the end. Check it out above.
All the main cast are back for Season 3. So that’s Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), and Sadie Sink (Max). There’s also Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton as lovelorn teenagers Nancy and Jonathan, plus Winona Ryder as Will; Jonathan’s mom Joyce; and, of course, David Harbour as everyone’s favorite small-town cop Jim Hopper.
There are some new characters too. In keeping with the tradition of casting actors who became famous in the ’80s (Ryder, Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser, Sean Astin), Princess Bride star Cary Elwes is joining as sleazy politician Mayor Kline. There’s also the offspring of some ’80s stars; Jake Busey, son of Point Break star Gary Busey, will play a journalist named Bruce, while Maya Thurman-Hawke (daughter of Uma and Ethan) is set to play a character named Robin.
Stranger Things Season 3 hits Netflix on July 4. For more, check out everything we know so far about the new season.