Tim Burton’s Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega breaks Netflix record

Tim Burton’s Addams Family spin-off Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega as a teenage Wednesday Addams has set the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language series on Netflix.

The streaming service, who released Wednesday last Wednesday (yes, that’s good isn’t it!) report that the series which sees Wednesday start life at Nevermore Academy after being thrown out of yet another school has enjoyed 341.2 million hours of viewing in the first seven days of its global release. The show is also number one on the Netflix streaming charts in 83 countries around the world, a feat that ties the record set by Stranger Things 4.

Wednesday is a coming-of-age story and a mystery created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and follows the fortunes of Wednesday (played by Jenna Ortega) as she attempts to navigate life at Nevermore, the school where her mother Morticia (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones) attended 25 years previously.

The show also features  Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Fred Armisen, and Christina Ricci who returns to The Addams Family universe after playing Wednesday herself in previous movie projects.

The show has received generally positive review, including from Screen OD (see video review below) and has clearly attracted the interest of Netflix subscribers across the globe.

Four out of the eight episodes are directed by Tim Burton, who is also an executive producer on the project.

Wednesday is available to stream in its entirety right now on Netflix wherever you live.