Stranger Things fans around the world binge-watch the entire third series in ...

Thousands of fans have binge-watched the new series of Stranger Things, finishing it just a few hours after it was released and hailing the season as the best yet. 

The latest installment of the hit  show was released around the world today, promising a third series of supernatural monsters and charming 80s-inspired nostalgia. 

There are eight episodes in the season, which was released at midnight in San Francisco, 8am UK time. 

Thrilled viewers from all over the world took to social media to celebrate the new season and thousands are expected to finish it within 24 hours. 

Excited star Millie Bobby Brown, 15, urged fans to watch the show 'right now' as she counted down to its release on Instagram.

Within hours of it being released, fans claimed to have completed watching it and hinted at a tragic finale.  

Millie Bobby Brown excitedly posted on her Instagram page, telling fans to immediately watch the new series of Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown excitedly posted on her Instagram page, telling fans to immediately watch the new series of Stranger Things

Each episode is around 50 minutes long, with the last one being one hour and 17 minutes.  

One fan wrote: 'Just finished watching #StrangerThings and wasn’t expecting that ending, by far the best season.'

Another said: 'I'm on the last stranger things episode, I might cry i don’t want it to end.'

A third said: 'I just finished @Stranger_Things. What a season. Congrats to the cast and crew. Your best yet.'

While another wrote: 'So I just finished watching stranger things season three...I won't spoil it, but I think I may have caused a flood my my tears. Easily the best season.'

Series three of hit Netflix show Stranger Things was released today, promising a season of supernatural monsters and charming 80s-inspired nostalgia

Series three of hit show Stranger Things was released today, promising a season of supernatural monsters and charming 80s-inspired nostalgia

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown counted down to the release of the new series on her Instagram account today

'Hawkins, Indiana has a way of harboring dark secrets, with a variety of threats looming large in the small town that will take terror to an all-new level'

'Hawkins, Indiana has a way of harboring dark secrets, with a variety of threats looming large in the small town that will take terror to an all-new level'

Season two, which came out in November 2017, saw 361,000 people watch all nine episodes within 24 hours in the US.

15.8 million US viewers watched the first episode within the first three days of it being released. 

With fans hailing series three on social media already, it wouldn't be a surprise to see both numbers exceeded. 

Set in the summer of 1985, the new episodes will see the gang once again fighting a mystery evil from another dimension with the help of police chief David Harbour and Winona Ryder.

Millie Bobby Brown will reprise the role of Eleven, while Finn

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