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The "Stranger Things" Creators Revealed Eleven Was Supposed To Die In Season 1

At least we got justice for Eleven.

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If you're anything like me, and you're obsessed with Netflix's Stranger Things, you'll know and love Eleven: tiny badass, fashion icon, queen of nosebleeds. She's the best.


(Just an FYI, this post will contain spoilers for Season 1 of Stranger Things, but if you haven't watched that yet I don't even know why you're reading this, tbh.)

We all know that, at the end of the first season, Eleven used her powers to kill the demogorgon, (kind of) close the portal to the Upside Down, and save her friends. However, she also got sucked into the Upside Down as a result.


According to CinemaBlend, Ross Duffer revealed that they originally pitched the show as a limited series, and at the end Eleven was supposed to die to save her friends.

Maybe I shouldn't say this because I like to pretend that it was all planned out, but it was originally pitched as a limited series. So it was like, Eleven was gonna sacrifice herself and save the world and then that was gonna be it, because there was a moment where limited series were a big deal.

Now excuse me while I figure out how many days we have to wait for Season 3.