According to the creators of the show, the original version that they wrote was much different than the one we all fell in love with.
“The Eleven character, the kind of powers she has and to have a young protagonist that’s violent — it’s not E.T. It’s not a happy situation. She’s killing people, and brutally murdering them,” Ross said. “The original pilot was much more violent. It was originally like an R-rated thing,” Matt added. “Winona’s character was like, ‘Eff this, eff that!’ It felt a little bit unnecessary. I don’t feel like we sacrificed anything by toning it down a little bit.”
While Stranger Things was applauded for it's mix of adult and adolescent themes, this version sounds much less fun than the one we good.
The Duffer's brought fans the best version of Stranger Things possible, and we're all eternally grateful for that.
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