Stranger Things fans rejoice – we’ve got our first peak back into the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana since October last year.
The time between Stranger Things seasons can feel a bit like being stuck in the Upside Down, so while this teaser is less-than informative, it’s got Steve damn Harrington in it so it’s not nothing.
It looks like after all of the missing kids and a corrupt government science lab drama that Hawkins has suffered, they’re getting what they truly need – a new mall!
Ahoy! Something is coming… to Hawkins, Indiana! pic.twitter.com/BI4wFRVzvB
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 16, 2018
By far the best part of this totally tubular nostalgia bomb of an 80s mall commercial is when we come to Steve Harrington scooping ice cream in the food court.
Either Steve got a job at the mall or as an actor, but either way we’re proud of him for being such a hard-working parent for all his Hawkins kids.
Mama Steve getting that job to feed he’s children we love a single independent mother
— 𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚✨🦋🧚🏼♀️ (@ayyydej) July 16, 2018
Along with the new location we’re also saying ahoy to new character Robin, played by Maya Hawke.
Between the new girl being named Robin and the general vibes of the retro commercial, the whole teaser is very much channeling the iconic How I Met Your Mother video clip for Robin Sparkles’ hit single ‘Let’s Go To The Mall’.
It’s a welcomed mash-up.
— Gus Heredia (@gustavoheredia) July 16, 2018
The only thing that’s a bit worrying about the teaser is when it signals that Starcourt Mall is “coming next Summer.” In American terms that’s a whole year away and that is a pretty distressing timeline to be working with.
But wait! @avery__thompson just pointed out that the very end, the video says: "starcourt mall, coming next summer" — DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SUMMER 2019 FOR S3 @Stranger_Things ??? pic.twitter.com/IB0UAHbUH9
— Dina Sartore-Bodo (@DeeBodes22) July 16, 2018
Let’s just pray there are more clips of Steve being a cutie to keep us satiated until then.