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‘Jenna Ortega supremacy’: Wednesday Breaks Stranger Things Record, Becomes Most Viewed English Language Series

Wednesday Breaks Stranger Things Record, Becomes Most Viewed English Language Series

A family member of one of the most interesting fictional families on screens, The Addams Family, is back with another story to add to the family’s list of endeavors. Netflix’s Wednesday revolves around the eldest Addams’ sibling of the same name. The series focuses on the gothic character, but in a more modern setting.

Wednesday Poster
Poster for the show

The series was released on the streaming site on November 21 and has received an audience average score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. It is safe to say Wednesday has done a great job capturing the interest of the audience, especially since it has broken the record of another popular and much-loved series. Wednesday broke Netflix’s record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language program. The title was previously held by Stranger Things.

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Wednesday Breaks Stranger Things’ Record

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday

The Netflix show starring actress Jenna Ortega in the lead has made quite a powerful entry into Netflix. Breaking Stranger Things’ record of 335.01 million hours, Wednesday has reported a whopping 341.2 million hours of viewing in its debut week. The Addams Family spin-off series became Netflix’s most-watched series in eighty-three countries and has been viewed in more than 50 million households.

Even though the show has broken the previous record for a single week’s watch time, Stranger Things is still holding on to the record of the most watched English language series in its first twenty-eight days, clocking in a watch time of 1.35 billion hours. However, Squid Game holds the record for the most-watched series of all time, in the same time period.

Wednesday has received much love from the show’s audience, most of whom are in awe of Ortega’s performance. Fans fully believe the show deserves the recognition it has received and cannot wait for a second season.

The original Wednesday from Barry Sonnenfeld’s films, Christina Ricci, was also a part of the Netflix series. It was previously rumored that Ricci would be playing an elder Wednesday, while Ortega played the younger version of the character. However, the series’ release cleared the rumors as Ricci ended up playing a completely different character; a school teacher. Apart from the intriguing storyline, is Wednesday breaking the record a combined result of the popularity of a loved franchise and the return of a familiar face?

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What is the Show About?

A still from the show
A still from the show

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The spin-off series follows the eldest Addams’ sibling and her newest adventure as she attends Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts. While she is quite a unique character, Wednesday, too, faces the problems any new kid at school would face. Whether it is a completely opposite roommate or boy trouble, she is up against it all.

However, the show soon takes a much darker turn than just a school drama when murders start happening around Nevermore. The worst part? They seem to be connected to her family. Talk about having trouble at school!

Looking at the success the show has gotten in absolutely no time, fans must not worry about whether they’ll be getting a second season or not. Hopefully, the iconic Addams’ sibling returns with many more seat-gripping adventures, very soon!

Wednesday is available to stream on Netflix.

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Written by Mishkaat Khan

A medical student who found solace in writing.