Stranger Things Season 4 recently came to end. With the latest season, the series became number 1 in the English Language on Netflix. Despite the fact that the show deals with supernatural beings from a mirror dimension that are deadly and feed on humans, the show has struggled with killing off major characters. The Duffer Brothers had said the season was comparable to Game of Thrones, and the fans speculated some major deaths, as that was what the latter is mostly known for apart from epic fights and plot twists. But that did not happen, and Millie Bobby Brown wasn’t happy about it.
Millie Bobby Brown is upset with Stranger Things makers
The actress plays the lead role in the series, Eleven, who is a special kid with abilities to control objects with her mind. She had recently talked about the lack of characters dying in the show. She told The Wrap, “It’s way too big. Last night, we couldn’t even take one group picture because there were like 50 of us. I was like, ‘You need to start killing people off.’ The Duffer brothers are two sensitive Sallies that don’t want to kill anyone off. We need to be Game of Thrones. We need to have the mindset of Game of Thrones.”
The actress even offered that the makers could kill off her character Eleven. That would have been a great turn in events in the series. She also added, “They tried killing David [Harbour, Hopper] off and they brought him back. It’s ridiculous.” David Harbour’s character Jim Hopper was shown as dead in season 3 but they added a prison storyline and brought the actor back on the show.
The Duffer Brothers’ reply to Millie Bobby Brown
In the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the comments were mentioned to The Duffer Brothers, and to that, they replied that they had heard what the actress said. Matt Duffer said in the podcast, “What did Millie call us? She said we were ‘sensitive Sallies’. She’s hilarious. Believe us, we’ve explored all options in the writing room. Just as a completely hypothetical, if you kill Mike [Finn Wolfhard], it’s like… that’s depressing… we aren’t Game of Thrones. This is Hawkins, it’s not Westeros. The show becomes not Stranger Things anymore because you do have to treat it realistically, right?”
The two then quoted the death of Barbara as an example to explain their point. Matt Duffer said, “So even when Barb dies, there is two seasons worth of grappling with that, so imagine – is that something we’re interested in exploring or not interested in exploring?”
He further added that there will be more deaths in the series as it heads towards the final season. He said, “This is me basically defending myself against these Millie Bobby Brown accusations and explaining that there are lives behind it, and it’s nothing to do with my sensitivity. So there you go Millie.”
Stranger Things Season 4 both volumes are now on Netflix.