Less a lampoon and more a legal landmine. According to The AV Club, National Lampoon is challenging A&E over the network’s proposed series about the comedy franchise.
Earlier, we reported that A&E was developing a series about the early days of National Lampoon based on the 2015 Douglas Tirola documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead.
Now, National Lampoon president Alan Donnes has spoken out in protest against the series, saying:
Their proposed show can be about a lot of things, but it sure won’t be about anything owned by, related to, or branded by National Lampoon. Our early days are our early days. We are very protective of the rights and intellectual properties owned by the company.”
Via Deadline, A&E has responded by saying the series will be fictionalized and “won’t specifically portray the origin events of the National Lampoon company nor re-enact its characters.”
What do you think? Are you a National Lampoon fan? Would you watch the proposed A&E series?