Expects new characters, new thrills, a major new location, and some of the biggest special effects. Here's everything you need to know about Stranger Things 3.
When does Stranger Things 3 come to Netflix?
The third season of Stranger Things will arrive summer 2019. There's currently no exact release date.
What year does it take place?
Season three will take place in the summer of 1985, a little less than a year after the events of season two, which took place in October 1984.
What's the plot?
There's no official synopsis yet, but a few clues have hinted at what's to come.
As for Stranger Things 3, showrunners Matt and Ross Duff promise a lighter storyline to fit with the summer theme.
“Aesthetically, its's going to feel very different.” Ross Duffer says. “Everyone is going to this new mall, seeing movies, and, of course, the Hawkins pool is open for business. I think there'll be a sense of fun and joy.”
However, season three also looks set to be the goriest season yet, inspired by David Cronenberg, George Romero, and John Carpenter's The Thing.
Romero's Dawn of the Dead, from 1978, was set in a shopping mall, suggesting Starcourt Mall could have a major role to play here.
The season will also have more special effects than the previous two, which explains the delayed release date.
Who are the new characters?
Maya Thurman-Hawke plays Robin, who works with Steve at Scoops Ahoy.
It's hinted she may become involved in Steve's dealings with the supernatural.
Cary Elwes, best known for his role in The Princess Bride, will play the image-conscious Mayor Kline, while Francesca Reale will play Heather, the lifeguard at the community pool.
Priah Ferguson, who played Lucas's little sister Erica in season two, now returns as a recurring character.