Wednesday Dethrones Stranger Things, Sets Netflix Viewership Record

The newly released Netflix series Wednesday has set some massive records for the streamer, the company revealed on Tuesday.

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In a recent announcement on Twitter, Netflix confirmed that the Jenna Ortega-led series now holds the record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series on its platform, with a whopping 341.2 million hours streamed. The series is also #1 in 83 countries, which ties the record set by the highly anticipated Stranger Things Season 4.

Wednesday is an eight-episode series described as a coming-of-age comedy that will be a sleuthing, supernaturally-infused mystery. The live-action series will be led by Jenna Ortega (Yes Day) in her first major TV project as the titular lead, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, and George Burcea as Lurch.

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“The series will chart the titular heroine’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability,” reads the synopsis, “While also thwarting a monstrous killing spree terrorizing the local town and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body.”


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