Original ‘Gilmore Girls’ Producer Sues Warner Bros. over Netflix Revival
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Gavin Polone, an original producer on the Gilmore Girls series, is suing Warner Bros. over the Netflix revival that has fans losing their minds. Polone filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Apr. 8 claiming that he has yet to receive compensation from the reboot.
Deadline reports that his production company Hofflund/Polone, the plaintiff, is seeking $195,000 plus a jury trial.
“Upon learning that production had begun on the Subsequent Episodes, plaintiff’s representative reached out to defendant regarding plaintiff’s compensation under the Operative Agreement,” the suit claims. “Defendant refuses to compensate plaintiff in any way for the Subsequent Episodes of Gilmore Girls.”
The lawsuit alleges that Warner Bros. is arguing that the Netflix revival does not fall under the terms of the Operative Agreement, “making the absurd claim that the Subsequent Episodes are derivative works based on the television series Gilmore Girls“.
“Defendant also appears to erroneously believe the Subsequent Episodes are not considered a ‘television series’ because they are being produced for Netflix, rather than a traditional broadcast network,” the suit concludes.
Polone was an executive producer on the original series for all seven seasons. Warner Bros. declined to comment on the matter.