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'Stranger Things' goes to the mall with Season 3 teaser trailer

Chris Pastrick
| Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
The 'Stranger Things 3' teaser depicts the character of Steve Harrington, played by Joe Keery, as working at 'America's favorite place to cool down' — the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop. He's seen with the show's new character Robin (Maya Hawke).
Netflix
The 'Stranger Things 3' teaser depicts the character of Steve Harrington, played by Joe Keery, as working at 'America's favorite place to cool down' — the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop. He's seen with the show's new character Robin (Maya Hawke).
Netflix
Netflix

Netflix delivered a most welcome present for "Stranger Things" fans Monday — a teaser for Season 3 of the hit sci-fi series.

The 90-second video is a very mid-'80s-style ad for Hawkins' latest development: The Starcourt Mall.

A cheesy announcer proclaims it as "one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond," as neon-clothed teens sport big hair, leg warmers and Walkmans.

There's a few key reveals in the teaser.

The commercial shows Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" at Sam Goody and Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October" at Waldenbooks — both of which were released in the summer of 1984 (which is when Season 2 took place). However, the commercial states that Starcourt Mall is "coming next summer," so we should expect Season 3 will take place in 1985.

Also teased is an appearance from Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), who is shown working at "America's favorite place to cool down" — the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop. He's seen with one of the show's newest characters, Robin (Maya Hawke).

And Starcourt Industries, directly referenced in a rather ominous tag at the end of the ad, seems like it's bound to be a new player in next storyline.

Season 3 of the Netflix hit, which just earned 12 Emmy nominations, is expected sometime in 2019.

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