Wednesday surpasses Dahmer to become the second most watched English-language show in Netflix history
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Wednesday has surpassed Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story for hours-watched on Netflix.
From December 5 to 11, the hit new show clocked 269.67 million hours viewed, which dethrones the Ryan Murphy series as Netflix’s number two most popular English language TV series of all time, as per Variety.
The Addams Family spin-off show has achieved an even bigger milestone, becoming the third series to clock one billion hours viewed within a month of its release.
The only other titles to achieve this are Stranger Things season four and Squid Game.
We imagine the cast and crew are all doing the Wednesday dance to The Cramps’ ‘Goo Goo Muck' right about now.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Wednesday, allow us to catch you up to speed.
The series revolves around the 16-year-old goth who attends Nevermore Academy and tries solve a murder mystery.
Netflix’s description reads: “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.”
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.
And the good news keeps coming, with Ortega snagging a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, making her one of the youngest nominees ever at just 20 years old.
Ortega recently sat down with Complex and spoke about how she was intimidated to take on the role, as the '90s movies had cemented the character as a pop culture staple.
“You want to do something different. You don’t want to be ripping off anybody else’s performance,” she said.
“We’ve never spent so much time with Wednesday on screen before, there has to be more dimension in order to push that story forward.
As Wednesday is famous for her aloofness and deadpan wit, the actor said she wanted to show a softer side to her.
However, Ortega didn’t want to stray too far away from what fans were expecting.
She added: “I was very protective and I never wanted to give too much or too little.”
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