Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer reveal which fan-favorite character almost didn't make it out of Season 4 alive.

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have revealed that a key Season 4 character was nearly killed off, though was ultimately saved by a rewrite.

One of the breakout fan-favorite characters of Stranger Things Season 4 was the Russian prison guard turned inmate Dmitri Antonov, aka Enzo, who became a friend to series mainstay Jim Hopper. 

Hopper and Enzo ultimately managed to escape alongside Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) and Yuri Ismaylov (Nikola Đuričko).

"In terms of who makes it, who lives or dies. I think there was a version where Dimitri, AKA Enzo, didn't make it," Matt Duffer told Collider.

 "Then, he ended up making it. But that's [the most] radical of a departure from the original idea versus what we ended up with."

Elsewhere in the same interview, Ross Duffer spoke to the great amount of emphasis he and his brother put on "sticking the landing" whenever they write a new season of Stranger Things. 

 I don't think we've deviated truly in any season for the finale, we've always stuck to it, I believe the case is the same here."