Summer has finally come in Hawkins and it has brought new adventures for Eleven and her friends, and a lot of viewers for Netflix. The streaming service has taken to its socials to announce that the new season of Stranger Things has been watched by 40.7 million household accounts with 18.2 million of those viewers having already finished the entire season.
.@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!
40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.
— Netflix (@netflix) July 8, 2019
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, it reminds Eleven and her friends that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
Stranger Things season 3 once again stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, Francesca Reale as Heather, and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.
Matt and Sean Duffer created the series, with the two also serving as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson.
Season 3 is now available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.