When the ball was dropping in Times Square Monday night, Netflix took the opportunity to make the moment their own. The studio published a New Year’s eve countdown of their own, and within it we got new details on Stranger Things Season 3 as well as the official date the new season will begin streaming.
The latest teaser begins with a network programming alter that WIYZ Channel 5 would begin airing Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana. The programming then confirmed that the year is 1985, and the following was sponsored by the Starcourt Mall. A location that looks to be an important setting within Stranger Things Season 3.
There’s a cryptic message which reads “when blue and yellow meet in the west” that is displayed on a computer terminal at one point, but it’s unclear what it means. There’s also a reference to a computer program named “SilverCatFeeds”.
We then return to footage of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve as we near midnight. With the clock ticking down the final seconds of 1984, the screen slowly begins to rotate until the picture is eventually entirely upside down.
Netflix also released a new announcement poster for Stranger Things Season 3. The poster confirms that the new season will begin streaming on July 4th. And we see the Hawkins kids celebrating the holiday themselves. It reads “One summer can change everything.” Most of the kids are celebrating the fireworks in the sky. But Will and Eleven are looking back as a new monster of some sort creeps in from the bottom of the announcement poster.
Hopefully we’ll get a more substantial look at Stranger Things Season 3 with an official trailer sometime soon. But with a July 4th release date, we’re still a ways away from our third trip to Hawkins.