Following news that Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a second season, the child cast have appeared in a “deleted scene” sketch for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, which sees cult character Barb finally getting justice.
Barb, portrayed in the show by Shannon Purser, has become something of a fan cause célèbre online after many thought (spoiler alert!) she was unfairly forgotten by the writers and other characters after being killed off.
While original actress Purser wasn’t on hand for the skit, the show’s head writer AD Miles filled in for the role, berating the gang of protagonists (which sees Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin reprising their roles as Mike, Eleven, Dustin and Lucas) for not saving her.
Watch in the clip below.
Meanwhile, the Stranger Things creators have revealed a few teasers for season two.
Season two will feature nine episodes – one more than the first season, Netflix has confirmed, with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffy returning. The new episodes will launch at a date in 2017 which is still to be confirmed.
“There’s going to be a lot of new and interesting dynamics that we didn’t see in season one,” Matt Duffer told Entertainment Weekly shortly after the announcement.
His brother Ross Duffer confirmed that virtually every character from season one will definitely be returning – with one notable exception. “We don’t know about Eleven,” he added. “We leave that up in the air.”
Matt Duffer also revealed that season two will “venture a little bit outside of Hawkins” as well as exploring more of The Upside Down.
“We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there?” he explained. “We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”
Watch Netflix’s cryptic teaser for season two of Stranger Things below:
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