The return of Stranger Things is one of the big TV events of the year, and it’s now only six weeks from release. Following the recent batch of new character posters, Netflix has revealed the first clip from the season.
We’ve known for some time that Season 3 is set during the summer of 1985. This first clip is set by the pool, where bad boy Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery) is working as a lifeguard, much to the delight of various admirers, including Nancy and Mike’s mom Karen (Cara Buono). It’s very funny and is set to the classic Cars song “Moving In Stereo.” Check it out above.
All the main cast are back for Season 3. So that’s Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Noah Schnapp (Will), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), and Sadie Sink (Max). There’s also Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton as lovelorn teenagers Nancy and Jonathan, plus Winona Ryder as Will and Jonathan’s mom Joyce; and, of course, David Harbour as everyone’s favorite small-town cop Jim Hopper.
There are some new characters too. In keeping with the tradition of casting actors who became famous in the ’80s (Ryder, Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser, Sean Astin), Princess Bride star Cary Elwes is joining as sleazy politician Mayor Kline. There’s also the offspring of some ’80s stars; Jake Busey, son of Point Break star Gary Busey, will play a journalist named Bruce, while Maya Thurman-Hawke (daughter of Uma and Ethan) is set to play a character named Robin.