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‘Stranger Things’ Creators Promise Fan Favorite Will Not Be Forgotten in Season Two

We are all Barb. Warning, spoilers ahead.

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“Stranger Things”


If you haven’t seen “Stranger Things,” what are you waiting for? If you’re currently watching the hit Netflix series and haven’t finished it, you might want to turn away because there are some major spoilers ahead.

You’ve been warned…

READ MORE: ‘Stranger Things’ Star Discusses The Cult Surrounding Her Character, Barb

For those binge-watchers who devoured the first season of the sci-fi series created by Matt and Ross Duffer, you might know that the internet has a major crush on Barb (Shannon Purser), Nancy’s (Natalia Dyer) nerdy, but uber cool and independent best friend who suffers a tragic death.

While many hoped that she would be brought back alive from the Upside Down, that wasn’t the case. Now, it’s definitely looking like Barb’s fate isn’t looking so good in a potential second season.

Netflix has yet to confirm a second season for “Stranger Things,” but that hasn’t stopped the Duffer brothers from weighing in on the future of the series. For one thing — and here’s the real bummer — they can confirm that Barb will not be coming back to the show, but she will still be an important part of the story.

“I can’t see it happening” Matt told IGN in an interview. “But Barb will not be forgotten.”

“We’ll make sure there’s some justice for Barb,” Matt added. “People get very frustrated, understandably, that the town doesn’t seem to be really dealing with Barb. That stuff is all happening. We’re just not spending any screen time on it. It’s not like her parents are like ‘Oh, Barb left. She died!’ Season 1 actually takes place over the course of six or seven days – it’s a really short period of time. So part of what we want to do with hypothetical Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened.”

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The duo also revealed the fate of another character, Brenner (Matthew Modine), who seemed like he was devoured by the monster at the end. We actually didn’t see him die because the camera spun around, but could it be that he’s still alive?

“I would say that if we were going to kill Brenner… as an audience member watching the show, if that was his death, that would be very unsatisfying to me – when the monster jumps on him and we cut away. He would deserve much more than that as an ending. So yes, there’s a possibility of seeing him again,” Matt revealed.

“Stranger Things” is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

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