Stranger Things: Duffer Brothers ask court to throw out lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Creators Ross Duffer (L) and Matt Duffer attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 2 at Regency Bruin Theatre on October 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Creators Ross Duffer (L) and Matt Duffer attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 2 at Regency Bruin Theatre on October 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /
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Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers asked the court to throw out the lawsuit filed by Charlie Kessler over the idea for the series.

Remember when the Stranger Things creators, the Duffer Brothers, were sued over the origin of Stranger Things? Well, Matt and Ross Duffer have asked the court to throw out the lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Duffer Brothers, via their lawyer, filed a motion to toss the lawsuit, which was filed by Charlie Kessler, a man who the Duffers met in 2014. Kessler claims he pitched the idea of a story similar to Stranger Things to them, and they agreed to work together on the project. According to the report and the motion filed by the Duffer Brothers, they claim that was not the case, and they had even started working on the Stranger Things story way back in 2010. The report also claims they have emails to prove it.

That’s not new information necessarily. We heard about the emails and Stranger Things timeline when the Duffers denied Kessler’s allegations in April 2018.

The law is a tricky thing, and I’m no lawyer, so I can’t really comment on whether the judge will grant the request or if this lawsuit even made sense in the first place. Based on the lawsuit’s timing and the Duffers Brothers email history, it would appear they came up with this idea, using common legends and conspiracy theories, in 2010, way before they met Kessler.

Who knows how the lawsuit will play out? We’ll keep you posted on the status of it, but it doesn’t appear to be slowing down the release of the new season.

Stranger Things 3 has finished filming in Georgia, and the new season is scheduled to arrive on Netflix on July 4, 2019. There’s so much we still don’t know about the new season, and we haven’t even seen the trailer for the new season yet.

Stay tuned for more news about Stranger Things 3! 

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