The Mandalorian tops Stranger Things as the #1 streaming TV show!
If you’ve missed out on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, clearly you are in the minority as Business Insider reports that the Star Wars spinoff has dethroned Stranger Things as the #1 streaming show in the United States.
Per the report, The Mandalorian amassed over 100 million demand expressions from November 17 to November 23, according to Parrott Analytics, easily topping Stranger Things, which accumulated 81 million.
“While demand is a metric that should not be confused with subscriber numbers, this is a strong indication that the ‘Star Wars’ series is driving a lot of sign-ups to the recently-debuted Disney Plus service,” explained a Parrot Analytics representative.
This is obviously good news for the Mouse House, who unveiled the long-gestating Disney+ earlier this month. The Mandalorian is the first of many planned original TV shows for the streaming service, and the first live action Star Wars TV show under the Disney banner. Currently, the series boasts a 90% on RottenTomatoes, and a 95% audience rating.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) stars as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. Gina Carano (Deadpool), Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction) also star.
Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who will be directing the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who also provides the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.
The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. The series is currently streaming on Disney+