"Stranger Things" Creators Sued For Allegedly Stealing Show Idea

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It seems as though Netflix's most popular series, Stranger Things, was not an original idea by the show's creators, Ross and Matt Duffer. TMZ  got its hands on a lawsuit filed by Charlie Kessler that says the brothers ripped f his short film, Montauk, for their series. Charlie's film premiered in 2012 and even won an award at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

The central idea Charlie's movie involves secret government experiments - the same as Stranger Things.

Things get tricky as Charlie apparently pitched his film to the brothers in 2014, but nothing took f. He was later shocked when the show came out in 2016 allegedly using his script, idea and overall story.

Charlie's seeking money and destruction all materials that were his first. Check out his film below - what do you guys think?

As for the upcoming third season, producer Shawn Levy previously let some interesting details slip. "Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that's a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas," he said. "But again, they're like 13- or 14-year-old kids, so what does romance mean at that stage life? It can never be simple and stable relationships and there's fun to that instability."