The Big Bang Theory’s Wil Wheaton sues over web series
The Big Bang Theory’s Wil Wheaton has filed a lawsuit for ‘short of profits’ from a web series.
On Monday The Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, who told Metro.co.uk he’d be keen for reviving his Wesley Crusher role, sued Legendary Geek & Sundry for breach of contract along with his loan-out company Media Dynamics.
Wil is claiming that in 2015 Legendary hired him to create, write, executive produce and host a web series called Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana and would be paid $50,000 (£41,095) and 50% of the net profit from the show.
According to the complaint, Legendary had the exclusive right to distribute and promote the series, but was supposed to ‘consult meaningfully’ with Wil before doing so.
The star alleges Legendary failed that provision and negotiated licence agreements with Pluto TV, Hulu and Sinclair Broadcasting without consulting him.
Wil expects that Legendary received a large sum of fees as a result of those deals and is therefore owed his share, however claims that the business won’t let him audit its books.
As a result, Wil is asking the court to order that a full accounting be conducting and is also seeking at least $100,000 (£82,190) in damages.
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana is a series that sees Wil take four celebrity role players and their characters through a life threatening adventure.
The journey takes place in a world where dragons and goblins roam the land.
Wil is joined by Hank Green, Alison Haislip, Laura Bailey and Yuri Lowenthal for the challenge which first arrived on our screens four years ago.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Geek & Sundry for comment.
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