Proving that the Duffer Brothers know how to start the new year properly, Netflix rang in 2019 on Tuesday by giving fans what they've been waiting an eternity for: the premiere date for Stranger Things season three. According to an appropriately New Year's Eve-themed teaser, we can add binge-watching to our Fourth of July plans, since that's when the eight-episode third season will officially drop.
While the teaser did give us a fun look at Dick Clark's 1984 New Year's Rockin' Eve special, it didn't reveal any new footage from the upcoming season. It does include a secret coded message that reads, "When blue and yellow meet in the west," and we can briefly hear what sounds like Mike calling out for Eleven, but that just adds to the enigma that is season three. We speculated that the third season would premiere during the Summer back when Stranger Things dropped an '80s-tastic teaser for the new season on July 16. The teaser introduced Starcourt Mall, the new shopping mall for the town of Hawkins, and a mysterious new character, Robin.
Considering it's been more than a year since the second season's October 2017 premiere, it's safe to say that fans are ready for the Summer of mystery season three promises to be. Especially since there are suspicions that the series will be ending sooner rather than later. Exactly what will this Summer change for our young heroes? How will Steve juggle his new job at Starcourt Mall with babysitting and monster hunting? Will Hawkins ever be free of The Upside Down? Guess we'll have to wait until this Summer to find out!