We’re inching closer and closer to the premiere of Stranger Things season 4. Although we got confirmation that the new installment won’t be hitting Netflix until 2022, today is officially Stranger Things Day, and Netflix kicked off the festivities by releasing a new teaser trailer—and an inkling of when we can expect to see the Stranger Things cast again.

There is a ton of action in this new teaser, which takes place in a new location for the Netflix Original. Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) was abducted and taken to the Upside Down on November 6, 1983, and though Stranger Things season 4 takes place only three years later in 1986, these characters have come a long way since then.

Stranger Things teaser trailer

The new Stranger Things season 4 teaser trailer opens up with our beloved Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) living in California and not exactly having the best time. She’s being bullied at school and missing Mike (Finn Wolfhard) terribly. El is counting down the days until Spring Break, so that she can be reunited with her boyfriend, but it looks like what’s to come is nothing she could have ever imagined.

The contrast between Eleven’s hopeful narration, the music, and the frightening scenes and images that follow is fantastic. Clearly, she and Mike are looking forward to seeing one another again, but it seems like once they do, chaos will ensue.

The teaser trailer also includes Joyce (Winona Ryder) looking confused after finding a Russian doll, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) being shot at, and Eleven being held back by a group of men. We also see Mike and Will looking scared, and a huge explosion at the end.

There’s so much going on in this teaser that you really need to pause it to analyze each shot.

Based on the footage we've seen so far, the new installment of Stranger Things looks like it could be the darkest season yet—which would confirm Wolfhard's previous comment about season 4 being “scary” and “truly messed up.” We can’t wait to see exactly what he means.

When Will Stranger Things Season 4 Premiere?

On Stranger Things Day, Netflix officially gave fans a timeframe for when to expect season 4, and unfortunately, it requires a bit more waiting. Stranger Things season 4 will premiere in summer 2022, which is a bit later than the initial spring 2022 estimate. And seems like an especially long time, considering it will have been three years since season 3 arrived.

Of course, Stranger Things season 4 could premiere on the earliest end of the summer spectrum, in May 2022. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the new episodes drop in tandem with the long Memorial Day Weekend, but we’re also not expecting another 4th of July release.

For now, let’s keep our fingers crossed that season 4 arrives sooner than later, because who doesn’t want to see how all of these pieces come together? The more we see of the new season in the thrilling teasers, the more we can hardly wait to start binge-watching.