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Netflix begins Stranger Things 3’s one month count down with new poster

30 days and counting.

One month.

30 torturous days is what stands between us and the return of Stranger Things for its third season on Netflix. So how better to get fans excited to begin the countdown to the newest season than by releasing a brand-new ’80s injected neon poster?

More clues and teasers are sure to follow, but this is how Netflix decided to kick things off via the Stranger Things Twitter account. See for yourself below.

The poster screams 4th of July and the ’80s — which is perfect considering it premiers on July 4 and the show has been using the phrase “One Summer can change everything,” ever since the release date was announced back in January. 1980s move one-sheets had a clear and strong influence on the artwork here. All of the cast members are highlighted by the fireworks and the neon lights from the Starcourt mall, a location we know to be important this season as the final episode is titled “The Battle of Starcourt.”

In March the first full trailer for the third season was released and in it we saw the first appearance of the gang’s newest enemy — at the Starcourt mall. If you thought the Demogorgon was scary, just wait until you get your eyes on this thing.

The third season is set a year after the events of the second season, in mid-1985. The friends have begun to drift apart as Mike and Eleven have developed a relationship, as well as Max and Lucas. But the kids aren’t the only ones experiencing tension. Joyce and Hopper have been teased previously as having something between them that’s stronger than friendship. Besides all the romantic drama there’s a new mayor whose brought the new ominous Starcourt mall to town, in which Steve finds himself employed.

Created by Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalie Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke.

Stranger Things season 3 will be eight episodes, and premiers on July 4, 2019.

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