Zac Efron And Netflix Are Being Sued Over Reality Series

Yikes, this doesn't sound good!

When news came out that Zac Efron would return to our screens back in 2020 for a brand new reality show, fans could not be more excited!!

Now, after a successful first season and not long away from a highly anticipated second, it looks like things might not be as ‘zen’ as the sustainable show would hope as Netflix and the Hollywood actor are apparently being sued over their series ‘Down To Earth.’

The show follows Zac and his friend Darin Olien as they travel the world in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live, while the first season even saw the pair venture to locations such as Iceland, France, Costa Rica, Sardinia, Lima, Puerto Rico, London and Iquitos. That’s quite the trip!

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the streaming giant and High School Musical star are being sued by health and wellness brand Down To Earth Organics (DTE). Their reasoning? The similarly named series is confusing to its customers, particularly now that Zac is even branching out into advertising health foods.

The Hollywood actor has recently started promoting Nature Valley granola bars on social media, but DTE Organics says they sell their own bars, and his promotion could actually harm their sales.

Following on from this, the wellness brand believes the show is broadcasting “damaging false nutrition claims,” with the advice featured being branded as “widely ridiculed”. Ooof, not exactly what you want to hear!

 

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Claiming that they already acquired the rights to use its name for media and entertainment, DTE Organics argue that the Netflix series premiered after these rights were in place.

DTE Organics is now requesting damages from Zac and Netflix and also seeking a prohibition on both the actor and the streaming giant using the Down To Earth trademark.

The pair have yet to comment on the claims, but hopefully, all can be worked out!

 

 

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