First official 'Stranger Things 3' trailer gears fans up for climactic Independence Day release

First official 'Stranger Things 3' trailer gears fans up for climactic Independence Day release

Following yesterday's Stranger Things 3 teaser posted on their official Twitter page, Netflix has now released the full-length official trailer that everyone has been waiting for.

It was back in October 2017 that Stranger Things 2 came to an explosive end with its hour long finale. And considering the third season is set to air on the coming Independence Day, by the time Stranger Things returns, it will have been just three months shy of two years since we last saw Eleven and co.

Watch the trailer to Stranger Things' long-awaited season 3:

The sci-fi horror series is one the most popular Netflix originals out there right now. It follows a group of children and teens who come across the Demogorgon, a creature from an alternate dimension known simply as the Upside Down.

The new season once again delves into the lives of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Will (Noah Schnapp).

The trailer - which is notably upbeat for the first two minutes - combines various scenes of the kids' fun-filled and, dare I say, pretty ordinary summer vacation.

The scenes, brimming with 80s nostalgia, shows the characters at the mall, at their summer jobs, at the pool, and at an ice cream parlor.

It very much seems that, following the events of seasons 1 and 2, the youngsters are simply going about their lives as any other kid their age would.

Much of the hype surrounding the show stems from the fact that it centers on a group of precocious children. But just as the show's child actors have clearly grown, so too have their onscreen counterparts. Addressing this, the trailer features the voice of protagonist Mike as he delivers the bold line, "We're not kids anymore!".

In the second half of the trailer, the tone takes a drastic turn as the Monster makes its sinister appearance, and it no longer seems that the children are leading "ordinary kid lives".

That can only mean one thing - prepare for the Upside Down to once again wreak havoc on the youngsters, this time with a vengeance.

Stranger Things 3 will be released on Netflix on July 4th.