When is Stranger Things released on Netflix, what's the new trailer and who's in the cast?

21 May 2019, 15:38 | Updated: 21 May 2019, 15:41

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Stranger Things will be back on screens in July. Picture: Netflix

Stranger Things is coming back to Netflix in less than two months, so here's everything you need to know about series three.

Netflix have dropped the official trailer for Stranger Things season three ahead of it's eagerly anticipated return.

Following the first teaser back in March, this video starts in the sun-soaked setting of an outdoor swimming pool in Hawkins, Indiana.

The camera then focuses on Karen Wheeler (Cara Buono) and her friends who can be seen topping up their tans before spotting lifeguard Billy Hargrove.

As the ladies swoon over Billy (played by Dacre Montgomery), he blows his whistle at a child running by the side of the pool.

Yelling at the kid, he says: “I got to warn you again and you’re banned for life. D'You want to be banned for life? Didn’t think so.”

As expected, the teaser doesn’t give much away, with main characters Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard) not making an appearance.

Despite the pair's no-show, back in March another video sees the pair along with Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Max (Sadie Sink) and Will (Noah Schnapp) all attend the surprise party of Dustin played by Gaten Matarazzo.

Eleven is seen sporting a new grown up look and it's clear the kids are in the full swing of adolescence.

"We’re not kids anymore," Mike says."I mean what did you think, we’re just gonna sit in my basement all day and play games for the rest of our lives?"

The new trailer comes after a teaser indicated a new threat to the town was imminent with a video of rats plaguing the area.

Stranger Things season 3 cast

Judging from the trailers, it look as though all the original cast members will be returning for series three.

Elsewhere, we see Wynona Ryder reprise her role as Will's mum Joyce along with Chief Hopper played by David Harbour.

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Millie Bobby Brown reprises her role as Eleven . Picture: Netflix

Stranger Things season 3 air date

Stranger Things season three will be available to stream on Netflix from 4 July, 2019.

Stranger Things season 3 plot

No one knows exactly what the plot is, but the trailer gives the impression the cast are in for the most terrifying threat so far.

Winona Ryder is seen looking terrified, there are bolts of lightning flying everywhere, and we're given a shock when we're introduced to a terrifying creature with sharp teeth.

Actor Noah Schnapp has previously teased this season, stating: "It's brutal, it gets bad, it's very big. I feel like every season it kinda gets more like it's taking over Hawkins."

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