The creators of the hit Netflix series show ‘Stranger Things’ can prove they didn’t steal the show from Charlie Kessler who has sued them claiming that they had.
He alleged the Duffer Brothers stole his script and idea when they created ‘Stranger Things’ as he had pitched it to them in a meeting in 2014 having already made a short film in 2012 called ‘Montauk’.
However the brothers have proof that they were planning the show, which they also titled ‘Montauk’ initially, as far back as 2010.
TMZ obtained emails between the brothers as long ago as November 2010 planning the project.
Two of the emails planned a “real,” “paranormal”, “gritty eighties” show which would be located in Montauk due to “the Montauk experiments” which the guys reference.
Subsequent communication via a Google document in October of 2013 layout almost exactly what landed on our screens in 2016.
“Benny leaves his friend Elliot’s house, a bunch of kids are there, eating pizza, dungeons and dragons… Benny leaves on bike, hears voices, goes into strange world, taken by some evil force.”
A lawyer for the Matt and Ross Duffer was confident about the case telling TMZ “These documents prove that Mr. Kessler had absolutely nothing to do with the creation of ‘Stranger Things’.”
“The Duffer Brothers were developing their project years before he claims to have met them.”
Cast members for the show recently secured massive pay rises for the next series.