It has set a record: Netflix has announced that a series has received millions of clicks – even though it only started in October 2020.
The current Netlix series set one record after the other: Most recently, the streaming service revealed that “Barbarians” was the most successful non-English-language in-house production *. Overall she received 37 million views within the first four weeks of their publication. The mystery series got a little more clicks „Ratched“, which made the most successful series debut of the year with 48 million views.
But these numbers could be exceeded again. As Netflix revealed on Twitter „Das Damengambit“ broke the next record – and that with a considerable number of hits.
+++ Beware, spoilers for the 1st season of “The Ladies’ Gambit” will follow +++
“The Queen’s Gambit”: Netflix series broke a record
„Das Damengambit“ with leading actress Anya Taylor-Joy tells the story of Elizabeth Harmonwho discovered her love for chess in the orphanage. Soon she competes in tournaments and is initially able to beat her opponents without any problems. However, success goes hand in hand with her addiction to pills, because only with these aids can she determine the best moves. As her life starts to go awry, Elizabeth begins to question her pill addiction.
The fictional story about professional chess Elizabeth Harmon got a lot of attention from Netflix users. Although the series was released at the end of October 2020, one month later it is still in the German Netflix Top 10 (as of November 27, 2020). It should therefore hardly come as a surprise that „Das Damengambit“ even set a record: “A record amount of 62 million households watched ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ within 28 days. This is the production the most successful fictional mini-series from Netflix“Reveals the streaming service on Twitter.
A record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days, making it Netflix’s biggest scripted limited series to date. pic.twitter.com/TVC3p4i5Bv
Additionally calls Netflix a few more facts: This is how the series should be ranked number 1 in the top 10 in 63 countries have made it. In addition, the book of the same name by Walter Tevis (promotional link) reappeared in the New York Times bestseller list – even though the novel is almost 40 years old. The search terms “How do I play chess” are also entered more frequently than usual on Google in recent weeks.
also read: Netflix: These series should get a new season in 2021.
Trailer for the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit”
“The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix: Will there be a second season?
The success speaks for a second season, but the fans shouldn’t get too many hopes. At „Das Damengambit“ it is a mini-series that ended after a few episodes without a cliffhanger. Careful, spoilers: Gives Elizabeth Harmon won the biggest and most difficult chess tournament in the final episode, it is also questionable which story the makers would want to tell in a second season. (soa) * tz.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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