Did Stranger Things just tease a new “hang out” spot for the kids and teens of Hawkins, Indiana?
Earlier today (July 16,) the show’s official Twitter account posted a retro style commercial for Starcourt Mall.
The mall seems to feature all the spots that you’d find the “cool kids” frequenting, including the Gap, RadioShack, Sam Goody, and a new ice cream shop called Scoops Ahoy, which appears everyone’s favorite babysitter got a job at.
The show has also teased a possible premiere date! At the end of the video, the new mall is set to come “next summer,” which means that we can only assume the new season will come then.
Watch the teaser below:
Ahoy! Something is coming… to Hawkins, Indiana! pic.twitter.com/BI4wFRVzvB
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 16, 2018
We’re stoked for the new season! Also, can we just talk about Joe Keery at the end of that video?! We’re swooning.
After watching the video, its caused us to have so many questions: is Starcourt Mall a new hang out for the kids, is the show coming back in 2019, and most important of all…did Steve really get a job at an ice cream shop?!
We can only hope our questions will be answered when season 3 of the show comes back to Netflix.
There’s not a whole lot of information regarding the show’s third season, but we do know that the cast will be adding three new characters into the Hawkins mix—an “alternative girl,” Cary Elwes playing the Hawkins mayor, a “handsome, slick and sleazy” ’80s politician and Jake Busey playing a local journalist with “questionable morals.”
We also know the show is set to be “much darker” than in previous seasons. According to Producer and director Shawn Levy the show will go to some darker places than we’ve seen:
“[It’s] definitely going to get darker still, places that I think audiences are going to really love,” Levy revealed. “It’s got so much heart and humor.”
Levy then added that the new season is “shaping up really, really well.”
The best news, though? Levy broke the news that Steve (Joe Keery) will have a bigger role in Season 3—and dad Steve is BACK.
“We’ll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in Season Three, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don’t want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve,” Levy said.
The third season of Stranger Things is set to debut sometime in 2019.