‘Stranger Things’ Sued For Allegedly Stealing Show Idea
The creators of the Netflix original show ‘Stranger Things’ have been sued by another filmmaker who claims that they stole the idea for the drama series.
Producer Charlie Kessler has alleged that bothers Ross and Matt Duffer have taken the idea to feature supernatural government experiments throughout the plot from his short film Montauk, created in 2012.
TMZ have obtained documents that claim Kessler actually pitched his film, which won an award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, to the Duffer brothers in 2014 with the hopes of turning it into a series called The Montauk Project.
It is alleged that Ross and Matt rejected Kesslers idea, but he claims they went on to use his premise, script, story and title when they released the science fiction show Stranger Things on Netflix in 2016.
Netflix has since released a second season of Stranger Things in October 2017 and in December they announced that a third season had been officially confirmed.
The Duffer Brother’s lawyer and representative has not yet released a statement about the incident.