The announcement came in the form of a brief teaser, interspersing footage from a 1985 New Year's special with cryptic transmissions by way of a creepy computer display.
And as is fitting for a show date released on a holiday, the premiere is on another holiday: on July 4, 2019, we're all going back to Hawkins, Indiana.
Meaning that our next installment of Eleven and the gang will land on Independence Day, 2019. This summer, we learned the new season was scheduled for a summer 2019 release.
The tagline reads, "One summer can change everything", which sounds like a totally cliche '80s movie line-something that is very appropriate for the series.
"It's a handcrafted show", said Netflix programming executive Cindy Holland, according to Entertainment Weekly. "And so they really want to take the time to get it right".
Stranger Things' upcoming 8-episode season will be set in the summer of 1985, featuring the original cast, which includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp.
Meanwhile, Matt and Ross Duffer have hinted that they may conclude the Emmy-winning series after its fourth or fifth season.