Stranger Things is returning to a Netflix screen near you with its third season and here’s everything we know to expect from it already.
First of all, the kids are all grown up! You didn’t think that time would stand still as the show went on break, did you? With the sinister ordeal that the children already have on their plates from the upside down mess that the town is, there’s another far more pressing issue that they’re going to have to deal with as well: puberty.
“We’re not kids anymore,” says Mike. “I mean, what did you think? We were just going to sit in my basement all day, play games for the rest of our lives?”
Throughout the trailer of the third season, the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” is playing in the background. The song makes reference to sending teenagers into the Vietnam war in the 60s and 70s. That sets the tone for the upcoming season as being a battle of sorts for the protagonists of the show. The words “teenage wasteland” also echo repeatedly, emphasizing the evolving plot of the children growing up which will change the dynamic of how the show goes on.
Besides being on the hunt for evil plot abominations and running around trying to save others from danger, the not-so-kiddy-anymore characters are going to have to deal with their own hormones and newly discovered changes. Get ready for some steamy romances brewing as the boys and girl start to discover their inner lusts and desires on the hunt together.
Let’s also not gloss over the scene in which Mike’s mom and Billy share a steamy look at the pool side. We wonder how that’s going to go down.
Besides the fact that the kids are grown up, there’s also a world of new monsters for them to deal with. There are rats in the trailer! The words “feeding time” don’t let the scene slide off as some mundane rodent migration but hold the image in our minds center stage of something deadly, disgusting, and disturbing to come.
Besides the general danger coming up for everyone around, there’s an imminent danger to a few of the characters that is foreshadowed in the trailer. Steve, the jerky high schooler turned mature father figure who did not opt into any of this mess is seen being injected with a syringe. That surely can’t be good.