Are you one of the folks who used the hashtag, #JusticeForBarb? It became quite popular after Netflix released their hit series Stranger Things. Fans felt that Barb (Shannon Purser) didn't get the respect for her death that her character deserved and the cast has been hearing about it ever since. TV Guide did talked with series star and upcoming Hellboy, David Harbour about the fan reaction to the characters death.
Harbour spoke about his reaction to the fan response:
We had no idea how much she would take off. I mean, the hair, the glasses, the blouse, the 'is that a new bra,' the judgement — all that, it is so wonderful when it was put together, but we had no idea she would take off in the way she did.
And if you think about it, her death really was unfair. She was just looking out for Nancy (Natalia Dyer) when she gets sucked into the Upsidedown and killed by an alien monster. No good deed goes unpunished.
Harbour says that fans shouldn't expect to see Barb return, but she will be honored in the new season.
Barb is clearly dead. But as a result, I think, of some of the fandom and also as a result of what we want to explore, justice for Barb is a big thing in Season 2. Barb was not given the justice she deserved in Season 1 because we were focused on Will (Noah Schnapp) and saving a child, but so we've realized from the fans that Barb is important, and so we are going to treat her with the respect that she deserves.
Stranger Things Season 2 debuts October 31st on Netflix.