Netflix is being sued once again but this time by author Jeff Wilson over the hit show “Outer Banks,” which he claims is a blatant rip-off of his novel, “Queen Anne’s Revenge.” Jeff Wilson alleges that there are too many similarities between his book and the “Outer Banks” series for it to be a coincidence.

According to Wilson via TMZ, his novel, which was published in 2013, follows four friends on a treasure hunt from a famous shipwreck near the outer banks of North Carolina. He claims that the main cast and their character arcs are almost identical to his novel, and that the plot points and settings are eerily similar as well.

Wilson also claims that his book was heavily promoted by Discovery and History Channel, and that the creators of “Outer Banks” have even confessed to relying on other books and authors for inspiration to write the scripted series.

The author is suing Netflix for copyright infringement and is seeking an injunction stopping Netflix from distributing or advertising “Outer Banks.” He also wants the streaming giant to fork over any profits they’ve made from infringing on his novel.

This is not the first time that Netflix and the Outer Banks creators have been accused of ripping off someone else’s work. Kevin Wooten previously sued Netflix, but the lawsuit was dismissed after a judge didn’t find sufficient similarities between the two.

Do you think that “Outer Banks” is a rip-off of the novel “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” or are the similarities just a coincidence? Leave a comment

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