- "Stranger Things" creators Matt and Ross Duffer teased that more deaths were "on the table" for the upcoming season
- Millie Bobby Brown jokingly called them "sensitive Sallies" over their reluctance to kill off characters
- The creators said Eddie Munson's death will have “huge repercussions” among the survivors
“Stranger Things” fans may have to prepare for more heartbreak as the series creators teased that one, or more, characters from the Hawkins squad could die in the forthcoming Season 5.
During a recent interview with Josh Horowitz on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, “Stranger Things” co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer said that more deaths were “on the table” as the series nears its end.
The Duffer Brothers made the revelation after they were asked to comment on “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown’s “bloodlust.”
In an interview with The Wrap in May, the 18-year-old actress, who plays Eleven, jokingly said that the creators need to kill off more characters and should have the mindset of “Game of Thrones.” She even called the Duffer Brothers “sensitive Sallies” who didn’t want anyone dying.
Matt explained on the podcast that they have already explored “all options” while writing the series but that they still had to be more realistic.
“Just as a complete hypothetical, if you kill Mike (Finn Wolfhard), it’s depressing, we aren’t 'Game of Thrones.’ This is Hawkins, it’s not Westeros. The show becomes not 'Stranger Things’ anymore because you do have to treat it realistically,” Matt said.
“When Barb (Shannon Purser) dies, it’s two seasons’ worth of grappling with that. So imagine Mike dying, is that something we’re interested in exploring or not interested in exploring?” he continued.
In the finale of Season 4, Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) died in battle while trying to defeat Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower). According to the Duffer Brothers, the fan-favorite character's death will have “huge repercussions” among the survivors as the series heads toward the end.
“Every death has an impact. As we’re moving into the final season, I think more of that is on the table. We’ll see,” Matt said. “This is me basically defending myself against these Millie Bobby Brown accusations and explaining that there’s logic behind it, and it’s nothing to do with my sensitivity.”
“Stranger Things” Season 4 became Netflix's second title to cross 1 billion hours viewed after the South Korean hit drama “Squid Game.”
The latest season of the hit science fiction series accumulated 1.15 billion hours viewed between the release of Volume 1 on May 27 and the release of the last two episodes of Volume 2 on July 1, according to Variety.
Since the release of Season 4, Volume 2, “Stranger Things” has returned to the No. 1 spot on the Netflix top 10 chart, beating “The Umbrella Academy,” which took first place in the June 20-26 viewing window following the release of its third season.