(Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched “Stranger Things,” don’t read on.)
A second season for Netflix’s “Stranger Things” hasn’t officially been announced yet, but creators Matt and Ross Duffer have already promised “justice for Barb.”
Speaking to IGN, the brothers were asked whether fan-favorite character Barbara (Shannon Purser) would make a return in Season 2.
“I can’t see it happening” said Matt. “But Barb will not be forgotten. 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.”
“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,” he added. “So part of what we want to do with hypothetical Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened.”
Barb was last seen dead in the Upside Down after a monster snatched her up while she was sitting on the diving board of Steve’s pool.
The Duffer brothers also discussed another character’s fate, which was left pretty open-ended in Season 1. Dr. Martin Brenner (Matthew Modine) was attacked by the monster, but Matt Duffer said that wasn’t the last viewers have seen of him, either.
“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,” Matt said. “He would deserve much more than that as an ending. So yes, there’s a possibility of seeing him again.”