Stranger Things fans are eagerly awaiting news of the new outing that has officially been commissioned by Netflix. When this was announced, the streaming platform also released a brand new teaser trailer, hinting at what the new series could be about by dropping hints about a new location, potential characters’ fates and the impact of the Upside Down. Express.co.uk has rounded up all of the biggest clues about the new outing – did you spot them all?
The 6 Easter Eggs you missed in the teaser trailer
Since the new clip dropped, fans have been unpicking different elements of the teaser, attempting to work out what they reveal about what will happen next.
Express.co.uk has rounded up all the potential Easter Eggs you might have missed as well as their potential meaning.
***WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Stranger Things season 3***
1. The clock tower release date
In the short teaser, there is a clock visible on a tree, which seems to be stopped on the time 12:30.
Some fans have been reading into this as a potential teaser for the release date of the upcoming season.
Given that the show is American, this could imply that the show would be released on December 30 – although which year would be difficult to estimate.
One user on Reddit named Threedotsguy speculated that this could even mean that viewers would have new episodes this December if they had shot seasons three and four back to back.
They wrote: “Apparently, episodes of season four have already been shot together with season three episodes, in a long schedule, since it ensures that the kids don’t seem like they’ve aged very much.”
2. Hopper’s cabin
Hidden in the back of the teaser video, fans have noticed what looks like Jim Hopper’s (played by David Harbour) cabin, lit up by a lamp outside.
The cabin was seen a lot through season two and three as where Hopper and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) live.
Hopper was seemingly killed off in the final episode of season three during an explosion to close the gate to the Upside Down.
But, this has got fans’ hopes up again that he is perhaps hiding in the Upside Down instead of being killed.
As the lamp outside is lit, it seems to indicate that there could be someone inside – is it Hopper?
3. The Doomsday Clock
Many viewers have been speculating about what the clock could mean that has been teased in the trailer.
Some have been speculating that it might be Hopper’s watch or could be Big Ben, but one of the biggest theories is that it is the Doomsday Clock.
This is a symbol that represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe through how close it is set to midnight.
Given that the time on the clock seems to be very near to midnight, this could indicate an upcoming threat for the residents of Hawkins.
What’s more, the new series is predicted to be set in the mid 1980s, which was a time when the clock was situated very close to midnight thanks to the escalation of tension between the United States and Soviet Union with the build up of nuclear weapons.
4. Hawkins sign
While the teaser is that “we’re not in Hawkins anymore,” the short clip is definitely set in the Upside Down version of the Indiana town.
This can be seen through the aforementioned inclusion of what looks like Hopper’s cabin, as well as the ‘Welcome to Hawkins’ sign.
Viewers will have seen this sign earlier in the series, as it is the one that marks entrance into Hawkins when people are driving through.
This could mean that season four will be spend a lot of time in the Upside Down dimension of Hawkins, and potentially explore the limits of this.
5. Big ben chimes
The final part of the trailer ends on the tune of the Westminster chimes.
These are used around the world in various clocks but are perhaps most commonly known as the chimes of Big Ben in London.
Paired with the tease that the next season might take place outside of Hawkins, it’s very possible that the new season will be set in the UK.
Although others have suggested that it is likely that the new series will take place in Russia, given the mid-credits scene at the end of season three, which took place in Kamchatka.
The chimes could also have another meaning altogether as they are believed to be a variation on the four notes that make up the fifth and sixth bars of “I know that my Redeemer liveth” from Handel’s Messiah.
Some viewers have been taking this as proof that Hopper is still alive.
6. The newspaper on the floor
Eagle-eyed viewers have also noticed a discarded newspaper on the floor.
Although there is nothing to indicate what it says, some viewers have been theorising that it is the Hawkins Post.
User ZzOriginals wrote on Reddit: “The paper on the ground appears to be of the Hawkins Post and might be the copy from season three with ‘Hero Chief Dies in Fire.’
“This could indicate he [Hopper] is still alive and is in there.”
Stranger Things seasons 1-3 are currently available to watch on Netflix.
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