'Stranger Things' Season 3 Teaser: Cary Elwes' Mayor Invites You To A Spectacular, Not At All Sinister, Carnival

The small town of Hawkins, Indiana is celebrating the summer, but it wouldn't be Stranger Things if those celebrations didn't go...Upside Down. The third season of Stranger Things is the most festive yet, with the Fourth of July festivities promising a "spectacular time" for those attending the brand new Fun Fair introduced by Cary Elwes' mayor in the latest Stranger Things teaser. Filmed as a fuzzy '80s commercial, the new Stranger Things viral teaser goes exactly as you'd expect: big hair, cheesy typography, and a sinister malfunction that points to darker happenings in Hawkins. Watch the teaser below.

Stranger Things Season 3 Teaser

Stranger Things season 3 is the latest title to break down the sinister nature of carnivals, following Us, Shazam! and, next week, Spider-Man: Far From Home. This is apparently the year where stuff goes down at carnivals, whether it be a superpowered battle or a scary chase. In the case of Stranger Things, we're likely to get both, as the supernatural nature of the hit Netflix show will probably come into play in this Hawkins Fourth of July carnival opened by the shifty new mayor played by The Princess Bride's Elwes.

Elwes is joined be other newcomers Maya Hawke, Jake Busey, and Francesca Reale. Meanwhile, returning cast members include Winona RyderDavid HarbourFinn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah SchnappSadie SinkNatalia DyerCharlie HeatonJoe KeeryDacre MontgomeryCara Buono and season 2 scene-stealer Priah Ferguson.

Stranger Things season 3 hits Netflix on July 4, 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, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they'll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.