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Netflix Erects Day of the Dead Altars for Its Deceased Characters

Zoe Barnes in 'House of Cards,' Barb From 'Stranger Things' Are Among the Honored at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

By Laurel Wentz. Published on Nov 02, 2017

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Los Angeles takes the Day of the Dead seriously, so Netflix gave residents of America's entertainment capital five altars dedicated to characters who were killed off in five popular Netflix series. Spirits are welcomed back on Nov. 1 and 2 with tributes that contain offerings including a picture of the deceased, fresh flowers, an arch, pan de muerto bread, candy skulls, food, candles and personal objects.

The colorful Netflix altars, located in celebrity cemetery Hollywood Forever, are dedicated to:

Barb from "Stranger Things." Fun fact: the glasses she wore in the show are part of her altar.

Don Salvador Iglesias, owner of the Cuervos soccer team in "Club de Cuervos;" his altar has soccer balls and trophies.

Zoe Barnes, the ambitious journalist from "House of Cards," who was pushed off a subway platform by Frank Underwood.

Diego Nava, a fictional president of Mexico, from "Ingobernable," Netflix' second Mexican-produced, Spanish-language series ("Club de Cuervos" was the first).

Poussey Washington from "Orange Is the New Black," who was accidentally suffocated in prison.

To keep it real for these fictitious characters, Netflix brought in an altarist from Oaxaca, where the Dia de Muertos traditions run deep, and the pan de muerto bread was made by a Oaxacan baker living in Los Angeles.

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Nov 02, 2017
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