The creators of the hit TV series Stranger Things, Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, will be named defendants in a plagiarism lawsuit. According to CNN, the plaintiff will be screenwriter Charlie Kessler, who claims that the concept of the show was borrowed from him.
According to Kessler, the plot of Stranger Things is based on his short movie titled Montauk, and See also scripts for a feature movie that he allegedly discussed with the Duffer brothers at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014.
Montauk is set in an isolated community on Long Island. The project mentions popular conspiracy theories, secret government experiments and supernatural phenomena. And one of the main characters is a policeman with a dark past. The project received a special award from the Hamptons Film Festival in 2012.
Representatives of the streaming service Netflix, as well as the Duffer brothers themselves, have not yet commented on these claims. As a reminder, at the time of this writing, two seasons of Stranger Things have been released. Filming for the third began in April 2018. It is said to have eight episodes.
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