Stranger Things recently released the first sneak peek at what’s in store for season 3, but Netflix said this weekend that the teaser will have to hold us over for a while, as the premiere date has been delayed.

“It’s a handcrafted show,” Netflix programming executive Cindy Holland said at a TCA appearance, according to EW. “The Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy, they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it’s going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait.”

Season 3 is set to be released on the streaming service in summer 2019, according to Holland. She also revealed that the upcoming eight new episodes would feature more special effects than we’ve seen in the show so far.

A recently released teaser trailer took the form of a commercial for Hawkins’ brand-new shopping mall. Along with an assortment of nostalgic stores and decor, it also depicted Steve (Joe Keery) working a new job at the Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Shop alongside newcomer Robin (Maya Hawke).

Earlier this year, Levy confirmed that season 3 would take place one year after the second season, in the summer of 1985, and that the relationships between Mike and Eleven and Mad Max and Lucas would be going strong — as would the newfound friendship between Steve and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo).

Stranger Things season 2 recently earned five 2018 Emmy nominations, including best supporting actor and actress nods for both David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown and a Best Drama Series nomination for the show at large.

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