Wednesday achieved a new milestone! Jenna Ortega’s starring series continues to dominate Netflix charts. Wednesday has now become the streamer’s third most popular English-language TV series ever. The hit supernatural series has now garnered 752.52M hours viewed ever since its November 23 debut and has been watched in around 115M households.
The only two shows ranked above Wednesday are Stranger Things 2 and DAHMER: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Meanwhile, the South Korean drama Squid Game remains Netflix’s most popular series ever. Wednesday has been breaking records ever since it debuted on Netflix last month.
Moreover, the Netflix series made the record for most hours viewed in English language series, garnering a total impressive 341.23 million hours viewed just one week since its premiere. The new Netflix series Wednesday stars Jenna as the iconic Addams Family character, a role previously inhabited by Christina Ricci.
Season 1 of the latest Netflix series follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability and thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents. However, after the massive success of The Addams’ Family prequel series, the executive producer greenlit Wednesday season 2. The co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix dark drama hinted at a possible follow-up by saying there is ‘definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addams.’
In a recent interview, Jenna revealed she did not seek advice from Christina on how to play the character. “Our show has super powers and outcasts and evil ghost pilgrims,” Jenna said in an MTV News interview with co-star Emma Myers, who plays her roommate, Enid. ‘I think when [Christina] was on set, neither one of us said “Wednesday” once to each other,’ Jenna explained.
Jenna continues, ‘I don’t think she wanted to get in the way of my performance and feel like she was overbearing,’ adding, ‘They’re two very different people, our Wednesdays.’ Christina has gone on to do a variety of projects in the three decades since she played Wednesday and Jenna said she didn’t think it would be polite to bring up the topic. ‘I felt like I didn’t want to pull up something that she did 30 years ago.’