Tim Burton’s Wednesday has become a smash hit for Netflix in its debut week on the streaming giant.
The show, which stars Jenna Ortega as the main character, Christina Ricci and Catherine Zeta-Jones, racked up a record-making 341.2million viewing hours and beating Stranger Things, according to Netflix.
It’s also the no.1 show in 83 countries – tying with Stranger Things.
Netflix said in a tweet on Tuesday: ‘Wednesday now holds the record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series on Netflix, with 341.2 MILLION HOURS!’
‘The series — starring Jenna Ortega from EPs Tim Burton, Al Gough & Miles Millar — is #1 in 83 countries, tying the record set by Stranger Things 4.’
The new spin-off about the Addams Family focuses on the gothic teenager Wednesday, played by Jenna Ortega, as she moves into boarding school Nevermore Academy.
It landed on Netflix earlier this month and propelled straight to the top of the most watched list, beating the likes of The Crown, 1899 and Dead to Me.
The spooky drama sees Catherine Zeta-Jones playing the unique Morticia, and her husband Gomez played by Luis Guzmán, along with Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen) and Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez).
Christina Ricci, who starred as Wednesday in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993) also plays a cameo in the Netflix show as teacher Miss Thornhill.
The show’s executive producer confirmed a second season of Wednesday could be on the cards.
Alfred Gough, co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix drama, hinted at a possible follow-up by saying there is ‘definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses’.
Speaking to Empire, Gough said: ‘[Screenwriter] Miles Millar and I are talking amongst ourselves about it. There’s definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses.’
In an interview with TV Line, Millar also confirmed discussions are underway – with producers keen to focus on other members of the family, rather than just Wednesday.
Netflix gave audiences at home a sneak peek behind the scenes of the latest smash hit programme on Sunday.
Photographs posted to the streaming giant’s Twitter account showed actor Victor Dorobantu wearing a blue-screen suit with his bare hand exposed.