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Stranger Things Steve Dies

Are a Stranger Things hero’s days numbered? Will Heels Season 2 hit the bull’s-eye? Is The Boys‘ Stan down for the count?  Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.  (You can and should email any brand-new Qs to InsideLine@tvline.com.)

How worried should we be for Stranger Things‘ Steve after he got bit by those Upside Down bats? –Deb
“Everybody’s always worried about Steve. I love it,” said Matt Duffer when we asked the Duffer Brothers about Steve’s prognosis. “We always have to beat Steve up somehow, so certainly the Demobats have done that job pretty well already this season.” Ross Duffer in turn said, “It feels wrong to say ‘excited,’ but I’m excited that people are concerned. And they should be concerned going into the final two episodes [of Season 4] — for everybody.”

Is Call Me Kat getting a 20-plus episode order now that it is premiering in the fall? –Kass
Your intuition is excellent, Kass. After airing seasons of 13 and then 18 episodes, I am hearing Season 3 is currently penciled in to deliver a full 22.

Do you have any inside scoop on when Foundation and/or Invasion will be back for their second seasons? –Jay
I asked around for ya, but there aren’t any updates at this time on either Apple TV+ sci-fi series.

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