Newswire: Barb won’t return to Stranger Things, just in case you needed confirmation

Death is a tricky thing in any TV show or movie with even a hint of a supernatural or sci-fi element. People have become so desensitized to resurrections that pretty much everyone will just assume that any dead character can come back to life as long as the camera doesn’t linger on their corpse for a moment. For example, Boba Fett fell into a killer pit of sand in Return Of The Jedi, but Star Wars fans have spent decades arguing about/writing fan-fiction about/giving Parks & Recreation speeches about him climbing out of his hole and going on more adventures.

These days, though, people are so primed for characters to come back to life that even a lingering shot of a lifeless corpse isn’t good enough, as Game Of Thrones taught us a while back. That brings us to Shannon Purser’s Barb, a fan-favorite character …