Upcoming ‘Stranger Things’ Plagiarism Trial Could Reveal Season 3 Spoilers

/Film | 4/18/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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As Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer head to trial over plagiarism charges, they’re worried about something worse than litigation: spoilers. Charlie Kessler is suing the Duffers, claiming they stole the idea for their hit Netflix series from a script he wrote. The Duffers deny this. In addition to fighting to prove their ownership of the show, the Duffers are also hoping to avoid Stranger Things season 3 spoilers from getting out due to the trail, and have brought a motion to seal portions of the record to stop this.

If you’re hoping to avoid Stranger Things season 3 spoilers, you should probably avoid following the upcoming trial against creators the Duffer Brothers. The Duffers are headed to court against Charlie Kessler, who claims they ripped-off his script The Montauk Project, which is set in a small town home to various urban legends. That really doesn’t sound that much like Stranger Things, save for the small town vibe, but having not read Kessler’s script, I can’t shrug off his complaint entirely. For his part, Kessler says he pitched the idea to Duffers at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Per THR:

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“Charlie Kessler asserts that he met the Duffers, then two young filmmakers whom Kessler never had heard of, and chatted with them for ten to fifteen minutes,” wrote the defendants’ attorney. “That...
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