This summer’s Netflix hit Stranger Things sparked an unexpected hashtag movement: #JusticeforBarb. Disheartened by the show’s treatment of Barb Holland (Shannon Purser), fans took to their Twitter feeds to speak out. And now show runners Matt and Ross Duffer are promising to deliver in a big way come season two.
“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,” Matt Duffer said explained in an interview with IGN.
“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.”
While season two hasn’t officially gotten the green light, it’s good to know the show will eventually address the gravity of storyline in future episodes.
You can catch Stranger Things on Netflix.
Tara Martinez is a New York-based writer with a passion for pop culture and a penchant for analysis. She frequently covers film, television, and representations of women in the media.