If you’re a Netflix subscriber, it’s hard to miss these series that have been talked about a lot since their release. You may have already watched them, if not, here are the ten most watched series in the world. This ranking was made by the streaming platform according to the number of hours of viewing of the series during their first 28 days of presence.
10 – 13 Reasons Whyseason 1
Five years after its release, the first season of 13 Reasons Why is still in the top 10 most-watched Netflix series in the world. The series combines 475,570 viewing hours. 13 Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen who discovers under his porch on his return from high school a mysterious box bearing his name. Inside are tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. If the series is mainly aimed at teenagers, it addresses many themes that may concern a wider audience: suicide, harassment, slut-shaming or rape.
9 – Inventing Anna
Available on Netflix since February 11, Inventing Anna is the phenomenon of this first quarter of 2022! The story focuses on a young Russian woman, Anna Delvey, posing as a wealthy German heiress, whose goal is to integrate and defraud the New York elite. While imprisoned following her conviction for fraud and swindling, she faces journalist Vivian Kent (Anna Chlumsky), desperate to find out who is really behind this mysterious young woman. The spectators were at the rendezvous since the series combines 481,680 viewing hours.
8 – The Witcherseason 2
On December 17, 2021, Netflix released the highly anticipated second season of The Witcher, the series carried by Henry Cavill, in the role of Geralt de Riv, with in particular Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan. These new episodes were eagerly awaited by fans of this fantastic fiction adapted from the Polish literary saga. The Witcher, written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Announced as one of the biggest successes of the end of 2021 on the streaming platform, this season 2, shot for fourteen months in the United Kingdom, did not thwart the forecasts and imposed itself from its released in first place in the Top 10 most viewed English-language series on Netflix.
7 – 13 Reasons Whyseason 2
After the success of Season 1, fans were in for the release of Season 2 of 13 Reasons Whybarely a year later with 496,120 hours of viewing. These new episodes focus on the trial between Olivia Baker, Hannah’s mother, in high school, whom she holds responsible for her daughter’s suicide. The episodes evoke in particular the trial in which the high school and the parents of the young girl clash. Without forgetting, of course, new secrets! This time, the narration is entrusted to different actors.
6 – The Witcherseason 1
After seducing millions of gamers around the world, The Witcher seduced fans of fantasy series with 541,010 viewing hours. Like the video games, Netflix’s fiction is adapted from Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski’s medieval fantasy saga. The first season of The Witcherwhich takes place in the Continent, a fictional land bathed in magic, features Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher (Henry Cavill) therefore, a monster hunter endowed with supernatural powers, Cirilla (Freya Allan), the lion cub of Cintra, princess on the run after the massacre of her family, and Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), a powerful witch with a soul wounded by her past.
5 – All of Us Are Deadseason 1
Since its arrival on Netflix on January 28, the series All of Us Are Deadadapted from an online comic strip, has long dominated the top 10 of the platform with 560,780 viewing hours. More than half a million hours in front of this zombie series which tells how the students of a school are suddenly affected by a virus which transforms the students into zombies. While some managed to escape, a small group found themselves trapped inside and they now have only one option: fight to survive.
4 – Stranger Thingsseason 3
Over its three seasons, the phenomenon Stranger Things has not denied itself and has even progressed in the hearts of the fans who classify this series at the foot of the podium with 582,100 viewing hours in the world. Released on July 4, 2019, in the third season, viewers find the band of friends in the middle of the summer of 1985, in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. School is out, and everyone is enjoying the holidays, the pool…and the new mall that just opened in town. Fans of the series are now impatiently awaiting the release of season 4, scheduled for May 27.
3 – The casa de papelseason 4
In third place with 619,010 viewing hoursthis is the phenomenon The casa de papel, a real success from the first season that has continued to seduce fans over time. In season 4, the Professor discovers that Lisbon is in fact alive and that she is being held prisoner by the police. She gets interrogated by a very, very, pregnant Alicia. As for the Professor, he has found a new hideout and is organizing his companion’s escape. Within the bank, Tokyo operates Nairobi, which survives. As for Palermo, Berlin’s best friend, he decides to help Gandia, the head of security at the Bank of Spain. The latter gives the robbers a hard time and even takes Tokyo hostage in a secret room. The drama escalates when Gandia takes down Nairobi with a bullet to the head.
2 – The Bridgerton Chronicleseason 1
Season 1 was a great success with 625,490 viewing hours, which allows it to rank second among the most watched series on Netflix in the world. In The Bridgerton Chronicle, we follow the story of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the Bridgerton family when she meets Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), the attractive Duke of Hastings. Together, they decide to create a fake couple that will allow them to find a suitor on their own… But they hadn’t planned to fall in love with each other. The success of this first season is largely due to the very hot romance between the two characters. There is no doubt that season 2, which will be broadcast from March 25, should also appeal to Netflix subscribers!
1 – Squid Gameseason 1
It’s the box of 2021 and the numbers prove it! The first season of Squid Game cumulates 1.65 million hours of viewing, an absolute record. It’s more than double The Bridgerton Chroniclealready well placed, yet another proof of the phenomenon Squid Game. As soon as it was broadcast, it found itself propelled into the top 10 of the most watched series in 90 countries, and even obtained the title of “most-watched series of all time” on the platform, as Netflix revealed in September 2021: “In just 17 days, 111 million of you watched Squid Game!”. The Korean series will be entitled to a season 2 (and even a season 3!), as its creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, confirmed in November 2021.
Article written in collaboration with 6Medias