One Piece is the new live-action anime adaptation from Netflix that has broken a record that was previously held by the streamer’s smash-hit series, Wednesday and Stranger Things.
The series is said to have concurrently reached the coveted number one position on Netflix’s Top 10 chart in 84 countries in its debut weekend alone, according to OnePieceNetflixFan. And this feat is even more impressive given that it has beaten a previous record held by both Wednesday and the fourth season of Stranger Things, which debuted at that same position in 83 countries. Wow!
However, both the Jenna Ortega-starring series and the Duffer Brothers’ sci-fi hit are still Netflix’s most-viewed series ever, as no official figures for One Piece have been released.
Season two of Wednesday was quickly confirmed after the first season’s release. However, the show is among the many affected by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA writers’ strike in Hollywood. Filming for the long-awaited fifth and final season of Stranger Things has also been paused due to the strike.
When the show finally returns to Netflix screens, we have been promised that Will Byers’ storyline arc will tie the whole series together, which sounds fitting as the whole show began with Will’s disappearance, which led to the grand reveal of the Upside Down and the horrors lurking in Hawkins!
Stranger Things premiered back in 2016 and launched the careers of Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard and more.