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Stranger Things Teases Premiere Date with Totally '80s Fake Commercial

Steve got a job scooping ice cream

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Liam Mathews

It seems like Stranger Things is really going to make you wait for its third installment.

On Monday, the official Twitter account for Netflix's Emmy-nominated series shared a fake commercial for the Starcourt Mall, a state-of-the-art shopping mall in Hawkins, Ind. featuring all the hottest stores of 1985, like the Gap, Waldenbooks and Sam Goody, as well as the ice cream shop Scoops Ahoy, where Steve (Joe Keery) got himself a summer job working alongside Robin (Maya Hawke), who we suspect is his new love interest.

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But according to the fine print, the mall is "coming next summer." Boooo!

There was a gap of more than a year between Seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things, and this makes it seem like there's going to be a nearly two-year break between Seasons 2 and 3. Hurry, Netflix! These kids aren't getting any younger!

Season 3 will be set in the summer of 1985, and that opening shot of the Hawkins clocktower seems like a pretty clear reference to one of 1985's biggest movies, Back to the Future, which has already been mentioned as an influence on the season.

Watch the VHS-quality commercial below.

Seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix.