Exciting news for fans of the hit Netflix series.

Stranger Things season 3 now has an official release date.

A number of months ago, we learned that the show's release date had been delayed from Halloween 2018 to summer 2019.

The show's creators, the Duffer Brothers, said they wanted to take their time "to deliver something bigger and better" than ever before.

A few weeks ago, the episode titles for the new season were revealed. It seemed likely that the release date would come soon after.

Now we indeed have an official release date of July 4th (Independence Day), 2019.

Netflix dropped a poster for the new season on Twitter captioned: "One summer can change everything."

Series regulars Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) are all there. Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink) are at the scene too.

Winona Ryder and David Harbour are also returning for season 3.

Cary Elwes and Jake Busey will join the series in guest star roles. Maya Thurman-Hawke also joins the cast.

The teaser trailer for the new season also arrived.

It announces the new setting of summer 1985.

It includes footage from Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from the year in question. There are also cryptic shots of a computer interface with clues such as the words: "When blue and yellow meet in the west."

Stranger Things season 3 launches on Netflix on 4 July, 2019.