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Wednesday dethrones Stranger Things and breaks Netflix viewership record

Charisa Bossinakis

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Wednesday dethrones Stranger Things and breaks Netflix viewership record

Wednesday has dethroned Stranger Things to sit close top of the Netflix throne.

The streaming service has revealed the new comedy series that follows the beloved Addams Family member now holds the record for the most viewed hours for an English-language series.

A jaw-dropping 341.2 million hours have been watched since the series dropped last week.

Not to mention, it’s currently number one in 83 different countries.

Wednesday has officially knocked off the highly-anticipated season four of Stranger Things, which previously held the record with 335.01 million hours from May 30 to June 5.

However, the all-time record holder is Squid Game (which was in Korean), clocking 571.8 million hours viewed in its streaming debut.

The series revolves around the 16-year-old goth who attends Nevermore Academy as she tries to master her psychic ability to solve a murder mystery that unfolded over two decades ago.

“Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago - all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”

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Jenna Ortega plays the titular role and is joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones' as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams.

However, it’s not just breaking viewing records; the series scored a high record on Rotten Tomatoes too.

The series earned a 71 per cent critics' score while receiving 86 per cent positive reviews among its audience score, too.

Tim Burton, who is at the helm of the production, recently sat down with Empire Magazine to open up about what inspired him to sink his teen in the spin-off show.

He told the outlet: "It just spoke to me about how I felt in school and how you feel about your parents, how you feel as a person. It gave the Addams Family a different kind of reality. It was an interesting combination.”

He added: "In 1976, I went to a high-school prom. It was the year Carrie came out. I felt like a male Carrie at that prom. I felt that feeling of having to be there but not be part of it."

He continued: "You know, Wednesday and I have the same worldview. If she’d been at that prom back in 1976, maybe the director wouldn’t have felt quite so lonely."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Jenna Ortega

Charisa Bossinakis
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