Stranger Things season 2 will address Barb-gate

Finally answering the biggest question around in Hawkins - when will Barb have her justice?

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We've been left with so many questions: about the Upside Down, how Will's encounter with the Demogorgon will affect him in the future, or what happened to ten experiments which preceded Eleven. With Netflix officially confirming season 2, already announcing the episode titles and sparking rampant speculation; there is, however, one matter fans are desperate to put to rest. 

What's going on with Barb? Is she definitely, certainly dead? Why is the town not completely freaking out about that? Does no one care about her parents? Though the show's creators, The Duffer Brothers, have previously promised that there will be 'justice for Barb'; we've now finally got some confirmation that the show will delve a little further into what's been deemed, "Barb-gate". 

During New York Comic-Con's "Inside the Upside Down" panel, actor David Harbour (AKA Jim Hopper) revealed we'll definitely be getting some resolution for all our impotent Barb-related rage (via Polygon). "We will tell you that we do deal with the loose ends in season 2, and we do deal with some of the internet rage over Barbs' death," he said. "We will have justice for Barb's death in some sense."

One thing that is clear? "I can assure you Barb is very much dead," Harbour confirmed. Sorry, folks. 

Stranger Things - Season Two teaser

The Duffer Brothers previously hinted season 2 will see a greater exploration of the Upside Down; explaining, "we definitely want to explore a little bit more. There’s a lot we don’t know about the Upside Down at the end of season one."

Stranger Things season 2 hits Netflix in 2017.