Shannon Purser as Barb and Natalia Dyer as Nancy in "Stranger Things"

Shannon Purser as Barb and Natalia Dyer as Nancy in “Stranger Things” (Credit: Netflix/Curtis Baker)

According to recent statements from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy, the beloved supporting character of Barb, played by Shannon Purser, is never, ever, ever returning to that hit scifi, horror ’80s nostalgia fest and we should all just learn to deal.

During a Facebook live chat with the Hollywood Reporter, Levy opened up the the status of the seemingly dead character who many, many, many fans want to somehow, in some way be alive (so much so that entire Reddit threads are dedicated to creating plausible explanations for why there’s still hope for Barb).

“People still think Barb’s alive because you think you want that — but you wouldn’t really want that,” said Levy in a stunning denial of objective fact. He continued, explaining that the questions about Barb’s status are inescapable, even at black-tie industry events: “I’ve a had a lot of people, some, like, huge celebrities, come up to me at these awards shows, like ‘so between us, Barb’s coming back, right?’ and I’m like, ‘no, you saw — she had like a creature-slug-worm-snake coming out …read more

Source:: Salon – Entertainment

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