Abbott Elementary received good news last week earning Emmy nominations but this week they’re facing a lawsuit!!
Quinta Brunson’s newest hit series Abbott Elementary has been hit with a copyright-infringement lawsuit. Brunson and ABC are both named in a lawsuit from aspiring writer and performer Christine Davis, who claims that Abbott ripped off a TV script she wrote in 2018 titled This School Year. Per the lawsuit, Davis’s script, which is set in New York City, also follows an underfunded public school with a young, idealistic teacher pushing for reform. Further, Davis claims that Abbott copied the “look and feel of the inner-city school, the mockumentary style, unique plot synopsis, set design, and unique characters” from her script.
He filed copyright in 2020. Davis stated that he gave the script to Cherisse Parks and Shavon Sullivan Wright from Blue Park Production and they later took the script to Hulu, who passed on the show.
A few months later in September 2020, per Davis, filming on Abbott began.