Before the Final Season of ‘Stranger Things’ Releases, Netflix Gives Rest to a Long Pending Lawsuit

Published 08/15/2023, 3:54 AM EDT

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Stranger Things surely defines what a Netflix original success story is. Saying the show is a hit would be an understatement. Premiered back in 2016, the sci-fi starrer took the world by storm, creating a whole new benchmark with its viewership. As we all know, the show enjoys an enormous fan base around the world. And unsurprisingly, the hype surrounding Stranger Things’ finale is massive.

Stranger Things season 5 is undoubtedly Netflix’s most awaited project. Ever since the fourth season of the show came to an end, fans have been eager to witness Eleven and her crew back in action. While the fans await the show’s finale, the creators recently gave rest to a long pending lawsuit.

Stranger Things writers reach an agreement to end the lawsuit

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A while ago, the Stranger Things team was met with a highly unpredictable lawsuit. As shocking as it may seem, a firm sued Netflix and Duffer Brothers for allegedly copying their storyline as the plot of Stranger Things. Irish Rover Entertainment filed the lawsuit in California federal court accusing the creators of copying a screenplay written by writer Jefferey Kennedy. Apparently, the company further accused the Netflix sci-fi show of copying the sequences, characters, themes, and even dialogues from their work Totem.

After almost a year, things seem to be settling down for the Stranger Things team. A few days ago, back on Friday, Jefferey Kennedy’s Irish Rover Entertainment agreed to drop all charges against the Duffer Brothers and their team. Reuters reported that the charges once taken back cannot be refiled in any circumstances. Interestingly, the decision came through one month before the scheduled trial.

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This was not the first time Stranger Things and the team had to encounter such a case.

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Jefferey Kennedy’s Irish Rover Entertainment was not the only firm that accused Stranger Things of some serious allegations. Back in 2018, an individual named Charlie Kessler filed a lawsuit accusing the Duffer Brothers of stealing his idea to create Stranger Things.

As per the lawsuit, Kessler apparently met the duo at a party back in 2014 and discussed the concept of the project. Moreover, the individual already had a short film circling around a similar concept named Montauk. However, just 2 days before the trial date, Kessler dropped all charges against the duo.

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Introducing Hamza Qazi, a Hollywood and Anime News writer at Netflix Junkie. Hamza's love affair with anime began early in his life when he fell in love with Naruto, which sparked his interest in reporting. He began channelizing his inner reporter by writing for his school magazine and later for a college magazine.

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