STRANGER Things season three poster seems to have fuelled fan theories that Billy Hargrove is set to be the show’s new villain.

The poster, which was released earlier this week, shows the all the characters under bold neon lights, except for Billy who is standing underneath a monster at the bottom in what looks like ‘the upside down’.

 The season three poster shows Billy at the bottom under the monster


The season three poster shows Billy at the bottom under the monster

The poster’s release comes shortly after Dacre Montgomery , who plays the bad boy in the hit series, teased that he could become a vessel for the new monster.

He told The Wrap: “That’s really interesting — you mean using my body as a host?” But he later added: “I don’t know, I don’t want to speculate too much.”

It seems that the bully will be causing quite a stir when the new series kicks off in more ways than one, after the teaser trailer saw him getting flirty by the pool with Mike and Nancy Wheeler’s mum, Karen.

The very eighties teaser shows Karen – and the rest of the swimming pool visitors – swooning over the hot lifeguard as he steps out on duty.

 Billy appeared to catch the attention of Mike and Nancy Wheeler's mum, Karen, in the teaser trailer


Billy appeared to catch the attention of Mike and Nancy Wheeler’s mum, Karen, in the teaser trailer

Sprawled on a sun lounger, the married mum-of-two and the rest of her gal pals eagerly await Billy Hargrove’s arrival.

When they spot the female lifeguard descend the ladder, they quickly get ready for the hunk to appear – and his entrance doesn’t disappoint.

The character shows off his ripped torso and very eighties hairdo as he circles the pool.

Reminding viewers just how unlikeable he is, he blows his whistle and dramatically threatens to ban a child for life for running.

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But his attitude changes when he passes Karen Wheeler and her pals.

He flirts: “Nice swimsuit, Mrs Wheeler,” before a flustered Karen breathlessly thanks him.

It’s a huge hint that the pair may embark on an affair in the third series – with the Duffer Brothers having planted the seed for the plot in the second season when it was clear they had chemistry when Billy stopped by Will’s house to pick up his younger sister Sadie.

A separate snap on the Stranger Things Twitter page also cryptically teased: “One Billy can change everything.”

Viewers will have to wait to find out later this summer, when the story begins to unravel over the eight episodes.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on July 4.

Netflix announces Stranger Things will return for a third season on July 4, 2019

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