Stranger Things without Eleven? It almost happened.

During a chat with at Chapman University, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer revealed Millie Bobby Brown's breakout character was supposed to die. Oh yeah, Stranger Things was supposed to be a limited series too.

"Maybe I shouldn't say this because I like to pretend that it was all planned out, but it was originally pitched as a limited series," Ross Duffer said, according to CinemaBlend. "So it was like, Eleven was gonna sacrifice herself and save the world and then that was gonna be it, because there was a moment where limited series were a big deal."

Obviously that did not happen. Eleven survived, Stranger Things returned for a second season and there are already plans for as many as five seasons about the paranormal happenings in Hawkins, Indiana.

Eleven isn't the only character to outlast the original expiration date creators had in mind—read on below to find out other TV characters who were supposed to die!

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Stranger Things season two is now streaming on Netflix.

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