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Wil Wheaton Sues Geek & Sundry Over Profits For Titansgrave RPG Webseries

August 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Wil Wheaton has filed a lawsuit against Legendary Digital Networks and Geek & Sundry over profits for his Titansgrave web series. THR reports that Wheaton, who created the RPG series, filed a suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming that he has been shorted profits by Legendary.

Wheaton filed the suit on the grounds of breach and contract, stating that Legendary hired in 2015 to create, write, and executive produce the webseries, whose full title is Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana. Wheaton ran the game, which was set in his own world, for cast members Hank Green, Alison Haislip, Laura Bailey and Yuri Lowenthal. The series ran for a very well-received first season of ten episodes, and Wheaton worked Green Ronin Games to create a full roleplaying game corebook for Titansgrave.

Wheaton says in the lawsuit that he was hired for $50,000 and 50% of net profit from the series, which Legendary had exclusive rights to distribute and promote. However, Wheaton claims that they were also required to “consult meaningfully” with him before doing so and that when Legendary negotiated license agreements with Sinclair Broadcasting, Hulu and Pluto TV without informing him, they violated those deals. He said that he believes Legendary has collected significant revenue in those deals and is due his share of those profits, but said the company will not let him audit the books.

Wheaton is asking for at least $100,000 in damages and a full accounting of the profits in connection with those deals.