With two weeks left until Stranger Things returns for its third season, some fans are busy purchasing their New Coke and Upside Down Whoppers in preparation for an epic binge. Others, meanwhile, are desperately searching the internet for any hints at what’s to come. Thanks to fans on Reddit, it appears that one sought-out clue online might mean something big for the third season’s plot, and perhaps even confirm a popular fan theory.
As reported by CBR, Reddit user Tetrini posted a clip from an interview Dacre Montgomery (the actor who plays Billy Hargrove) did with the Australian talk show Sunrise this week, which included a never-before-seen clip from the upcoming season. The video shows Billy driving around in his Camaro before crashing in front of Brimborn Steel Works.
It may seem unfamiliar, but we've seen this name before. It’s included in the latest season 3 poster, which fans have been speculating hints at the theory that Billy will become the next villain. If you’re not familiar with this idea, some people believe that because the character has some type of alarming growth on his arm in the trailer, he could be transforming into a new monster. So, long story short, this never-before-mentioned Brimborn Steel Works could lead to Billy’s transformation somehow. And there’s other possible evidence to note.
People are even more suspicious about this new clip of Billy, as now it’s been uploaded on the Sunrise YouTube account without the key part of him crashing. Why would they take it out if it wasn’t extremely important?
CBR also cites the season 3 episode titles as further evidence that something's not right with Billy. With names like “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard” and "The Bite," there’s good reason to believe that Billy, who is working as a lifeguard in multiple promos, could be in danger.
The new season of Stranger Things premieres on July 4, 2019.