A lot has been happening across four seasons of Netflix's Stranger Things, but one thing that hasn’t been happening on as high of a scale as shows like Game Of Thrones are character deaths.
While one popular Stranger Things character did die in the recent season, star Millie Bobby Brown recently made the comment that the show should start killing more people off.
Show creators the Duffer Brothers have now responded to that idea and they have a pretty understandable reason for not making Stranger Things a blood bath.
Looking at it from the Duffer Brothers' perspective, the lack of character deaths certainly makes some sense. As he says, the death of Barb was a big deal on the show.
It isn’t simply a question of whether or not they want to kill off a character for the shock of it or to have a big emotional moment. If they’re going to make that decision, it will be because they want to explore that death and how the remaining characters deal with it.
If that’s not something they want to explore with the characters, they don’t do it. It was made clear that the way Season 4 ended will be very important in Season 5, and that's why the show went in the direction it did.
For that show, that process worked because the fact that people were willing to do anything for power -- and the fact life was cheap -- was part of the point of that story. That’s not what Stranger Things is about, so approaching death in the same way just wouldn’t work.
Of course, with Stranger Things approaching its final Netflix season, the Duffer Brothers won’t need to write episodes dealing with a character’s death after the fact,
so perhaps that makes the possibility of characters dying more likely. In the end Millie Bobby Brown just might get her wish.