Wednesday is a Netflix original series that focuses on the story of a teenager Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) who tries to fit in at her new school. The journey of Wednesday begins when she joins her parent’s old school nevermore academy as a punishment for attempting to kill her brother Pugsley’s bullies by tossing live piranhas into their pool. The Nevermore Academy is a place for the odd ones and especially a school for psychic beings. Also, it perfectly matches the current state of Wednesday Addams.
What Viewership Charts Say About Wednesday?
Within a week of its premiere, the series on Netflix platform the gained a massive response of 752.5 hours from viewers in the English-language category series on Netflix. This was just the beginning the series moved further to break its own record in the second week which is from November 28 to Dec 4. On the other hand, Wednesday has also crossed 400 million hours in a week which makes its shine brighter in the international platform in the English language category. Previously the first place or the crown of Netflix is owned by none other than fan-favorite “Stranger Things” Season 4 with 1.35 billion hours of viewership in its first 28 days which is followed by the serial “Monster — Dahmer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” follows with 856.2 million.
What Makes Wednesday Series So Successful?
The most important factor about this Netflix original series that makes it outstanding is the right casting for the characters, Jenna Ortega who has done movies like The Fallout and Scream has done a phenomenal job as Wednesday Addams. Ortega not only completely blends with her character but also adds her own spark and innovation to it. Another factor that turns out has a game changer is the creative team which in combination with Jenna operated and worked really hard to build a curious version of the personality, one with diverse hobbies and skills, charm, and coherence.
However, the story itself is so dark and interesting that it catches the audience’s attention, and how the story unfolds step by step without ignoring the interest of viewers adds to the success of the series.