Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 3 preview: Everything we know so far [Spoilers]

The upcoming season 3 of 'Stranger Things,' which began production in April 2018, will see ‘Back to the Future' dominating its cleverly timed references


                            Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 3 preview: Everything we know so far [Spoilers]

‘Stranger Things,’ which has become one of the most popular and beloved shows on Netflix, has managed to wow us with two seasons, and it is with impatience, thinly veiled by self-imposed restraint, that we are waiting for the upcoming season 3. Ever since its premiere scheduled for July 4 was announced, we have been restless, and finally, we have some realistic and meaty information regarding what is to come.  

The Duffer brothers successfully created a universe so uniquely settled in the ‘80s, it presented opportunities for some truly 80-esque Dungeons and Dragons, walkie talkies and perfectly timed ‘ET’ references. The upcoming season 3, which began production in April 2018, will definitely continue this tradition, specifically with ‘Back to the Future’ dominating, but there is a lot more to the season than that.

(L-R) Actors Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard and Caleb McLaughlin attend SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' cast of Stranger Things on SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio on November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard and Caleb McLaughlin attend SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' cast of Stranger Things on SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio on November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The poster for ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 offers the first clue of the fact that while Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Mac Mayfield (Sadie Sink) continue to live a relatively oblivious life, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who have both visited the Upside Down, can never live a “normal life.”

This is evident from the fact that while the other children are enjoying fireworks, celebrating the Fourth of July in the poster announcing season 3, Eleven and Will are staring with a dash of panic in their eyes toward the viewers. Mike, ever the alert (and besotted with Eleven) one, seems to be the only person to notice something is off with his friends.

Some of the evil threats looming around the corner this season include Lucas’ sister Erica Sinclair (Priah Ferguson) discovering something she should not have, and the disappearance of a lifeguard at the community pool. These events trigger the memories of the traumatic events the group had to endure last year, while the town also reels from the strange occurrences. The escape from this evil in the show will be offered by the adorable exchanges between the two new couples. Max and Lucas have developed a romantic relationship, much like Eleven and Mike.



 

The adults, meanwhile, have to deal with the new morally corrupt leader of Hawkins, Mayor Kline (Cary Elwes), whose administration supported and presided over the construction of the new Starcourt Mall, which would mark the advent of malls in the town. Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) will find himself a new job working at a food court ice cream shop at the mall, along with Robin, a new character portrayed Maya Hawke, who we can only assume would be his love interest. 

A signed statement from Hawkins’ Mayor Kline, which announces the launch of StarCourt mall, the "All-American subsidiary of StarCourt Industires"
A signed statement from Hawkins’ Mayor Kline, which announces the launch of StarCourt mall, the "All-American subsidiary of StarCourt Industires"

'Stranger Things' season 3 releases on Netflix July 4.