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We Finally Know When ‘Stranger Things’ Is Coming Back

There will be more than just fireworks in Hawkins, Indiana.

Between all of the food, fireworks, and fun on the Fourth of July, you better make some time for Stranger Things season 3. Netflix announced the premiere date—July 4—with a very festive and ominous poster, featuring the tagline “One summer can change everything.” The post features everyone’s favorite kids from Hawkins, Indiana, watching the fireworks while Eleven (Mille Bobbie-Brown) and Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) stare into the forest at some kind of monster. Yes, the creepy critters from the Upside Down back in Hawkins, Indiana.

The show also dropped another teaser trailer on New Year’s Eve, confirming that Stranger Things jumped ahead two years and is now set in 1985. The teaser shows the broadcast from Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast, where he’s about to ring in 1985 with the ball drop. The broadcast starts glitching with the Big Apple turning sideways. The screen shows a bunch of numbers and if fans pause the trailer, they’ll find this riddle hidden among the code: “When blue and yellow meet in the west.” When the NYE broadcast glitches again, the phrase “SilverCatFeeds” is typed out onto the screen.

Fans will have seven months to puzzle out exactly what this means, but it seems like those monsters are coming back whenever yellow and blue meet. What everyone does know for sure is that the new Starcourt mall is going to be a new playing ground for the Hawkins kids. Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) even got a job selling ice cream there. The creators, the Duffer brothers, are definitely going to have fun with have bringing ’80s mall tropes and teen summer vacations back to the small screen.

Stranger Things hits Netflix on July 4, 2019.