HOLLYWOOD – Stranger Things star Barb Holland is to get her own Netflix show.
Everyone’s favorite mum jeans wearing best friend Barb Holland is going to get her own show on Netflix. Little is known about the new series though rumor has it that it’s going to be a prequel. Shannon Purser, who plays the character in the first season of Stranger Things, was coy:
We know that Barb disappears halfway through Stranger Things but it’s never certain whether she’s actually dead or not. However, I am interested in what happens to Barb beforehand. How di Barb become Barb?
The showrunners – the Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy – won’t be overseeing this one as they are busy with the next season of the show. But don’t despair. Veteran TV genius Vince Gilligan is stepping into their shoes.
I loved the original. It really felt like a breath of eighties style fresh air. It was so original. The show reminded me of Stephen King and Spielberg and Dean Koontz novels as well. I’m going to try and put a little of the Gilligan magic in there. A sprinkle or two at least.
What do you think? Will this be a wonderful adventure in the Upside Down? Or will the show break and be bad?
Better Call Barb will show early next year.
HOLLYWOOD – Season 2 of Stranger Things will be penned by Stephen King, it was revealed today.
It was the hit of the Summer. A genuinely thrilling Netflix Original Series and everyone was crazy for it, with many commenting on how it was like vintage Stephen King filmed by vintage Steven Spielberg. Well now that comparison seems to have paid off as Stephen King, a declared fan of the show, has volunteered to script the entirety of Season 2 of the show. Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer announced the news EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec and had this to say about the collaboration.
Ross spoke first:
King is of course one of our idols so to actually have him approach us was an unbelievable moment. We jumped at the possibility.
Of course we’ll maintain some creative control as show-runners, but who are we to second guess the master? I foresee a great Season 2.
Both brothers however refused to comment on the rumors that Stephen Spielberg was going to guest direct an episode. ‘That would be too much like crossing the beams, if you know what I mean, but hell, if it could happen…’
Stephen King himself has remained coy about the second season, but did let on that it would have something to do with Pennywise knocking over Cujo with Christine while pulling out of the Overlook Hotel parking lot.
Stranger Things returns early next year.