The creators of Stranger Things are keeping fans guessing in the second preview for the upcoming season.
Unexpectedly, leading this latest update is the nefarious antagonist Billy (Dacre Montgomery). The absurdly handsome villain was first seen in the second season of the show as Max's (Sadie Sink) violent older stepbrother.
The first trailer gave fans an idea of what to expect in the summer season. The third installment of the Netflix series portrays the kids growing up and living a preteen nostalgic-for-the-'80s existence, plus a new (even scarier) monster. And this teaser appears to be a drool-worthy look at the past season's bad guy.
Take a look at the second trailer for the upcoming season.
In the first season, Billy is portrayed as a violent bully with a tumultuous home life. He harasses his stepsister, Max, Joe Keery's character Steve Harrington, and the rest of their young friends.
In this trailer, Billy is the Hawkins' lifeguard, getting lots of attention from the teenage girls and adult women in town. In one scene, he growls at a young boy to stop running, but it's difficult to say if he's still the bully that he was throughout season two.
In the second season, Billy was a hit among the mothers of Hawkins. Nothing's changed in that department it seems.
In one scene in season two, Billy flirts with Mrs. Wheeler (Cara Buono), Mike's (Finn Wolfhard) mother. This trailer suggests that the inappropriate relationship between the two is explored further. When Billy enters the neighborhood pool, shirtless, to take his post as lifeguard, the moms in Hawkins definitely take notice.
If you haven't seen the first trailer for the third season, prepare for chills.
The Who's "Teenage Wasteland" plays as the significantly aged gang of friends rides bikes (of course) and explores the town mall and the outskirts of Hawkins.
Finn Wolfhard's character, Mike, makes a comment about the friends growing up: "We're not kids anymore. I mean, what did you think, we were just going to sit in my basement all day and play games for the rest of our lives?"
Mike and Eleven are deep in their young love summer romance, as seen in this hand-holding shot.
One shot from the trailer shows the young teens trekking up a hill together, and if you look really close, you can see Mike and Eleven holding hands. The last we saw, the two shared their second kiss at the school dance. Now they're experiencing their first relationship and a summer romance. Another still shows the two kissing among the chaos that is bound to ensue.
This suspicious gaze from Mrs. Wheeler is ultra concerning.
One still during a flash of clips in the trailer shows Mike's mom giving Billy a telling look at the pool. Their relationship already got an inappropriate start in the second season, and this gaze is super worrisome for the Hawkins mother. Billy flirted shamelessly in the second season, and in the second trailer it's clear all of the moms have eyes for the high schooler (ick).
The new monster is quite possibly the most grotesque.
The monsters in Stranger Things are always frightening. This new, creepy shot from the trailer shows that the upcoming creature looks similar to the monsters we've seen before. But extra limbs, a grotesque roar, and a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth prove it might be the scariest version of the beast so far.