Fact time: Barb is by far the biggest villain in Stranger Things.
Worse than the inter-dimensional killer monster. Worse than Nancy's deeply uncaring father. Just the worst, most emphatic fun-sponge to ever exist in fiction or reality.
But the Duffer Brothers are loyal to their bespectacled joy vacuum, and they've assured fans that Barb's death will be getting due attention in the second series.
Speaking with IGN, Matt Duffer said: "It's not like her parents are like 'Oh Barb left. She died!' Season One actually takes place over the course of six or seven days – it's a really short period of time. So part of what we want to do with hypothetical Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened," he said.
A second series hasn't yet been announced, but it seems an inevitability. It was a runaway success, and its fashion credentials were through the roof.