‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Justice for Barb’ in Season 2

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[Spoiler alert: The following interview covers plot details from the entire eight-episode first season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Do not read until you’ve finished the season.]

While the Netflix summer hit “Stranger Things” still hasn’t been officially renewed for Season 2, its creators, known as the Duffer brothers, are weighing in on what the future of the show could possibly hold.

Specifically, the future of one Barb who captured the internet’s heart as the sidekick who tragically dies and is essentially forgotten while the rest of the season focuses on saving
another character.

First things first, the bad news: Barb is almost definitely not coming back to the show. “I can’t see it happening” Matt Duffer told IGN in a recent interview.

But he acknowledged that they hear the weeping and gnashing of teeth surrounding the character’s unfortunate demise, and the general lack of emotional closure.

“Barb will not be forgotten,” he said. “We’ll make sure there’s some justice for Barb. 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.”

Again, Season 2 has not been officially confirmed. But in the interview, the creators made it clear that a plan for more story is in place.

“Season 1 actually takes place over the course of six or seven days – it’s a really short period of time,” he said. “So part of what we want to do with hypothetical Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened.”