Outer Banks arrived on Netflix earlier this yr (Image: Netflix)
Netflix and the creators of Outer Banks are being sued by the writer Okay.W Wooten for ‘stealing’ the plot of his e book Pennywise: The Hunt For Blackbeard’s Treasure! for its present.
The teenager drama, which started streaming in April, is an action-adventure from Josh Pate, Jonas Pate and Shannon Burke, which follows a gaggle of youngsters within the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Wooten’s e book follows 4 younger adults who discover buried treasure from a fabled shipwreck alongside the Outer Banks. It was printed in 2016.
‘The archetypes of his protagonists and people of the present are virtually equivalent, and so are the villains – specifically, a wealthy benefactor and a corrupt cop,’ Wooten claims in his go well with, based on TMZ.
He additionally alleges the plot is just about the identical.
Wooten claims he offered copies of his e book within the metropolis of Wilmington, the place he says the Pate brothers spent a big period of time and the place they’ve publicly introduced they received inspiration for the collection.
Okay.W.. Wooten is the writer of The Hunt For Blackbread’s Treasure!
In addition to in search of damages, Wooten additionally needs a title card within the Outer Banks credit, studying: ‘Story by Kevin Wooten, based mostly upon the novel Pennywise: The Hunt For Blackbeard’s Treasure’.
Netflix introduced in July that it had renewed Outer Banks for a second season.
Forged members Chase Stokes (John B), Madelyn Cline (Sarah Cameron), Madison Bailey (Kie), Jonathan Daviss (Pope), Rudy Pankow (JJ), Austin North (Topper), Drew Starkey (Rafe), Deion Smith (Kelce), and Charles Esten (Ward Cameron) are all slated to return for the upcoming chapter.
As well as, it was revealed that a few of the collection will probably be shot within the Bahamas.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Netflix for remark.