Netflix’s The Witcher gradually became one of the most streamed shows on the network. And according to a recent viewership report, Netflix revealed that The Witcher Season 2 has smashed the numbers for the second season of Stranger Things.
The Witcher franchise has an abundance of fans who are thorough and devoted. However, the buzz surrounding the second season was less than Stranger Things’ second installment.
Which is why the latest report from the streaming giant has us truly astonished. As per Netflix’s list of most-watched shows, The Witcher Season 2 has a place over Stranger Things Season 2.
The new chapter that premiered on Netflix this past month saw Henry Cavill lead the series. The viewership states a total of 462.5 million hours in its first 28 days on Netflix. Whereas Season 2 of Stranger Things clocked in at 427.4 million in its first month.
Season 2 of The Witcher continues the riveting tale of Geralt Rivia (Henry Cavill) and his Child Surprise Ciri (Freya Allan). The two face perils in the form of both men and monsters. The new chapter gave an outstanding run to Netflix. However, according to statistics, Season 1 performed even better.
The very first installment of The Witcher series earned 541 million hours of watch time. And it stands triumphant at Number 3 on Netflix’s most-watched shows of all time. The first place was held by Bridgerton, which earned nearly 625.5 hours of viewership. And in second place is Stranger Things Season 3, with 582.1 hours of viewership.
First week back at work done… Which Geralt are you right now? pic.twitter.com/ogwL1KP6cq
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) January 7, 2022
The Witcher and Stranger Things are not the only two shows with successful runs to stay strong as Netflix’s top 10. Other than Bridgerton, the streaming giant has a couple more shows that have made it to the list.
13 Reasons Seasons 1 and 2 rank numbers 5 and 4, respectively, on Netflix’s most-watched series of all-time list. In addition to this, the second and third seasons of Penn Badgley’s You take care of places 7 and 9. Following that, the 2021 limited series, Maid, which stars Margaret Qualley, comes in at number 6.
we're gonna have the best spring break ever. pic.twitter.com/D6Xyx9VquE
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 6, 2021
Netflix has seen remarkable profits with the first two seasons of the fantasy drama series The Witcher. And this success was a certainty. Which is why the network renewed the series for a third season even before the second season premiered. To back the idea, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich mentioned in a December 2021 interview with TechRadar that the new chapter will begin its production real soon.
“We’re almost done with the scripting phase, and it’s amazing,” she said. “I’m really thrilled with how the season is shaping up because it’s based on my favorite book in the saga, which is The Time of Contempt.”
Face to face with the Wild Hunt, and Ciri still keeps her composure. 💪 pic.twitter.com/IBGejnacs4
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) January 6, 2022
“I feel like seasons 1 and 2 have been laying the playing field for everything huge that’s about to happen,” Hissrich added. “But the creative process is now really just starting. We have the scripts, and now we’ll bring directors on, the actors back in, and really start delving in deeper and reflecting back and making sure that it’s the perfect season.”
The network has not mentioned a set release date for The Witcher Season 3 yet. However, whenever that happens, it is certain that the new season will follow the lead of the first two seasons. And eventually join the list of Netflix’s top 10 shows.
The Witcher Season 1 and 2 are currently available to stream exclusively on Netflix.