Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premiered on May 4, and it already reigns over the competition on Netflix.
THE Bridgerton The prequel series has made a dramatic entry into the platform’s global top 10 and is the No. 1 show in English for the week of May 1-7.
Since its debut, the six-episode royal drama has been watched for 148.2 million hours on the platform.
The Shondaland series follows the marriage of the young queen to British King George III.
The series stars India Amarteifio in the lead role alongside Corey Mylchreest as the king. Bridgerton cast members Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet) reprise their roles from the original series.
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The limited series cast also includes Arsema Thomas as young Lady Danbury, Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta, Sam Clemmett as young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis as Reynolds, Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, Rob Maloney as Royal Physician, Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury and Hugh Sachs as Brimsley.
Shonda Rhimes is showrunner, executive producer and screenwriter of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Betsy Beers and Tom Verica co-executive produce.
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Following queen charlotte on the Netflix chart, returning shows Gourmand (60.4 million hours viewed) and path of the fireflies (54.3 million hours) come in second and third place. Political dramas The diplomat (31.1 million hours viewed) and The Night Officer (26.8 million hours viewed) ranked fourth and fifth.
On the cinema side, the films directed by Tom Hanks A man called Otto takes first place with 13.48 million hours viewed. The comedy-drama is adapted from a Swedish novel and centers on a grumpy old man who wants to end it all after losing his wife, but finds a new appreciation for life when a young family moves in nearby.
The film is followed by several older titles that are new to Netflix, including Perfect with 11.4 million hours viewed. The deep end of the ocean was third with 10.2 million hours viewed. Wrong place (9.6 million hours) and The dilemma (6.8 million hours) complete the top 5.
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