- By Alex Brown
- Photo Courtesy of Netflix
When summer rolls around I always get nostalgic for my childhood, much of which took place during the ‘80s. Beaches, bicycles and barbecues ruled the day, and the living was easy. That was my reality. But in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, this summer is going to be anything but relaxed in the next edition of Stranger Things.
Having received 31 Emmy nominations, the Duffer Brothers—the show’s creators—have written a new chapter in the ongoing saga of Will, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and of course, Eleven. Set in the midst of the explosive popularity of the first Back to the Future film, the group of five embarks on a new confrontation with the “Upside Down,” which returns to wreak havoc on the town’s residents, and maybe the whole world. Will it be the Demogorgon, mad scientists, or something more sinister that comes for this band of buddies, already fraying from the trials of growing up?
Bringing a star-studded cast to the small screen, including ‘80s stand-out Winona Ryder herself, Stranger Things was a break-out hit in its first season, cementing the position of Netflix as a network that is here to stay. Half nostalgia, half brilliant new storytelling, and all heart, this next season promises to thrill audiences all over again. So turn up the AC, shut of the lights, and binge the show that has EVERYONE talking, kids and adults alike—because it is about to get a whole lot stranger.
Season three of “Stranger Things” drops July 4th on Netflix.