‘Stranger Things’ Was Almost Only One Season
For fans of Stranger Things, the overnight sensation from Netflix in 2016, it might be surprising to learn that it was initially planned to last only one season. The creators have revealed that it was initially pitched as a limited series (because limited series were a big thing at the time). Fortunately (and somewhat unfortunately) their pitched fell on deaf ears until the peaked Netflix’s interest.
We have all come to love the character Eleven played by Millie Bobby Brown, but originally the plan was to have het sacrificed to save the world in Season 1. She was a fan favorite and it’s a good thing that the streaming giant asked for some changes.
Co-creator Ross Duffer stated during a Q&A session that Eleven was supposed to die in the Season 1 finale. Netflix said they liked the idea for the series, but they wanted more than a limited series. So, in order to pivot, the creators played off the fact that Will is just coming back from another dimension and he’s not doing that great. And that’s how they came up with the idea for Season 2.
Looks like everything worked out in the end! Catch the full series on Netflix