Fear not, fans of Barb—the Duffer brothers promise “Barb will not be forgotten.”
Netflix’s sci-fi hit Stranger Things has yet to officially receive the go-ahead for a second season, but Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings told The Guardian “we would be dumb not to [renew].”
In an interview with IGN, the show’s creators explained that season two will explore the implications and repercussions of all that went on in season one. “People get very frustrated, understandably,” said Matt Duffer, “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.”
In the same interview, the brothers also addressed the fate of another character, Dr. Martin Brenner. Spoilers past this point: Despite the fate of the show’s antagonist, who (ostensibly) died a grisly off-screen death, there is a “possibility of seeing him again”, says Matt Duffer. “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.”
The fate of these two characters and others will be revealed in due time, though exactly when is yet to be determined. The show’s creators assure that there will be more of what fans want in season two.