It’s never too soon to head back to Hawkins, Indiana. But this doesn’t really seem like the town we’re used to… or does it?
Netflix has just released its first teaser for Season 3 of its hit series Stranger Things, but it doesn’t give us a lot of information. Instead, it shows us a preview of Hawkins’ newest attraction—the Starcourt Mall!
Between the cheesy synthesizer music, retro graphics and even some older versions of our former favorite stores (RIP Claire’s, seriously), it’s easy to forget that this trailer has anything to do with Stranger Things. That is, until we see Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) working at Scoops Ahoy, the ice cream shop.
Steve is joined at Scoops Ahoy by new character Robin, played by Maya Hawke (daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke). According to Deadline, Robin is “an alternative girl” who “gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins.”
Season 3 is set to feature Lucas’ (Caleb McLaughlin) little sister Erica (Priah Ferguson) and her own band of friends investigating a brand new threat to Hawkins. Sheesh, this town can’t seem to catch a break from shifty stuff!
This '80s homage of a trailer reminds us of exactly what we love about Stranger Things—its vintage vibes and its ability to make the mundane seem just a little bit more creepy than it appears on the surface.
According to the trailer, the Starcourt Mall opens next summer, so we can only assume that Season 3 will be released in Summer 2019! Check it out: