Hit Netflix series Stranger Things will return for a third series this summer. The next run of the sci-fi favourite will be broadcast from July 4 – and a new trailer has been released featuring The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ and Motley Crue’s ‘Home Sweet Home’. You can watch it below.
Stranger Things premiered on the streaming giant back in 2016, with season two arriving in 2017. However, despite the third season being announced later that year, it was delayed until this summer. At the time, Netflix’s vice president of original programming Cindy Holland said: “Creators The Duffer Brothers and producer Shawn Levy, understand the stakes are high.
“They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it’s going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait.”
The new series will see the return of Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapps.
Stranger Things musical content has already played a significant role in wider events. After a young Weezer fan heard Toto’s classic song ‘Africa’ in the series, she successfully lobbied for Weezer to cover the song via social media, resulting in the band’s new version of ‘Africa’ reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in August 2018.
Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, Stranger Things’ first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their own search. The second season, titled Stranger Things 2, is set one year later, and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normality and consequences that linger from the first season. The third season, Stranger Things 3, is set in mid-1985.
For more information on the new series of Stranger Things, visit the title’s official website.