Stranger Things 3: Release date, time, synopsis and trailer

Stranger Things - Credit: Netflix
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Stranger Things 3 premieres on Netflix on the Fourth of July. Find the release time, synopsis and trailers below!

Stranger Things 3 is almost here! To help get you excited for the new season, we shared some information about the release date and time, along with the synopsis and both trailers for the new season.

Stranger Things 3 premieres on Netflix on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Netflix announced the release date on New Year’s Day, and it kicked off seven months of anticipation leading up to the release date.

Now, we’re only a few days away from Stranger Things 3 hitting Netflix, and fans are more excited than ever, and for good reason. We haven’t seen new episodes of Netflix’s best series for almost 20 months. Stranger Things 2 premiered at the end of October 2017.

Release Time

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Stranger Things 3 will be released on Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT on July 4. That means if you stay up late on Wednesday, July 3, you can start watching this series as soon as it’s available. Unfortunately, fans on the East Coast of the US must stay up until 3 a.m. ET to start watching the new season.

As usual with all these Netflix shows and movies, it works out much better for those on the West Coast, who can binge-watch the whole season by morning if they stay up all night.

Will you be staying up late to watch Stranger Things 3 on Netflix! Let us know in the comments section.


Netflix recently shared the official synopsis for Stranger Things 3. It doesn’t reveal a lot about the new season, but it does set the stage for what’s sure to be a great season at Netflix.

Here is the synopsis, via Netflix:

"It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear."

There’s a lot to break down in that synopsis, but it shows the central conflict facing the young Hawkins Heroes: growing up.

We already know from the trailers that there are some cracks forming in the party. Hopefully, our young heroes are able to come together and stand strong.


Netflix shared the first big look at the new season in March. It was everything (and more!) that fans were hoping it would. The show sets up the new season, but it also lets us check back in on what our favorite characters have been up to and will be facing in the new season.

The streaming network also recently shared the final trailer for the new season. While the first trailer seemed to focus on the characters, the final trailer goes much darker.

Check it out below!

What do you think of the Stranger Things 3 trailers? Let us know in the comments section below!

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