Netflix may never reveal full “ratings” for movies and TV, but one inescapable fact is now clear: Stranger Things is more popular than Bright. New Nielsen data puts the ‘80s Netflix sci-fi far above other originals in same-day watching, atop other surprising statistics.
Stranger Things wears many influences on its sleeve, but one in particular may land it in hot water. Creators Ross and Matt Duffer now face a lawsuit claiming Stranger Things is derived from short film Montauk, whose creator claims to have pitched them the project in 2014.
Stranger Things isn’t generally known for its deaths (the first time it happened, we wouldn’t shut up about it), but is Season 3 sharpening the axe? At least one gorgeous head of hair is safe in Season 3, as producers confirm the one character they’d never kill off.
The Crown producers sought to mitigate controversy around Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s pay, but what of the stars themselves? Foy has finally issued a queenly response, while co-star Jared Harris wants Left Bank Pictures to cut a check for the “embarrassment.”