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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.

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(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.

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Now, it turns out Eleven was actually fine because she shows up in Season 2 with curly hair, which was in the first episode and also the trailer, so it's NOT A SPOILER.

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But at a recent Q&A session at Chapman University, the Duffer Brothers – aka the show's creators – revealed that Eleven's fate wasn't always so pleasant.

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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.

However, Netflix insisted that they couldn't make the show work as a limited series – so Eleven didn't have to die after all.

The show is currently set to run for at least two more seasons.
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The show is currently set to run for at least two more seasons.

Thank you, Netflix. You've done so much for us.

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