Sadly it looks like Barb won’t be getting justice after all.
“Stranger Things” actors Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and David Harbour (Chief Hopper) took a break from filming the second season to pop up at the show’s New York Comic-Con panel this weekend. The first audience question was whether the fan-favorite character of Barb, killed off a couple of episodes into the series, would be back.
Sadly, Harbour confirmed the character will not be returning from the void to take revenge: “I can assure you that Barb is very much dead.” Harbour does add that the new season definitely doesn’t forget about Barb’s death:
“We will tell you that we do deal with the loose ends in Season 2, and we do deal with some of the internet rage over Barb’s death. We will have justice for Barb’s death in some sense.”
Harbour says the next season will also explore Hopper’s relationship with his daughter, which will be showcased in flashbacks, with fans speculating she may be connected to Eleven somehow:
“I feel like with the loss of a daughter like that, I just feel like he’s truly broken in a way that almost cannot be healed. In a certain way he has so much guilt because he’s so used to saving people – used to good guys and bad guys – and finally he puts himself in a situation where it’s just life. I mean, there’s just nothing he can do and I think that he takes that on himself and carries it on his shoulders.”
No premiere date for the second season has been announced.