‘Stranger Things’ retains buzz, ‘I Am Groot’ roots its Top 10 debut

The Upside Down continued to trend on Twitter following the return of the fourth season of “Weird stuff.” The Netflix series took first place in the Varietyin TV trends Chart for the week of May 30th to June 5th, adding another million appointments to last week’s chart-topping numbers.

The series released the first seven chapters of its fourth season on May 27 and continued to run. spark conversations around the stories that unfolded. However, users also chatted about Will (Noah Schnapp) and his sexuality, along with a private scene involving Max (Sadie Sink) and Kate Bush”going up the hill.” They also speculated about what might come next when the final two chapters of the season launch on the streaming service on July 1.

According to the streamer, “Stranger Things” hit No.

Taking root in second place on this week’s chart was the new series of original shorts “I Am Groot”, which arrives on Disney+ on August 10th. Marvel released a new poster to generate excitement on June 5th and the series immediately started trending online. In less than 24 hours, more than 231,000 users engaged with the show on Twitter, while MCU insiders such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn helped fuel the excitement.

“Heartstopper,” which previously lasted five weeks at No. Variety‘s continued to dominate Twitter again in third place this week. The show gained over 190,000 appointments as fans celebrated the recent two season renewal and went on to discover the eight-episode first season online. The drama also won the “Best Musical Moment” award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards for the fan-favorite snow scene in the second episode.

Another teen-focused drama was right behind “Heartstopper” as the upcoming Disney+ series “Ms. Marvel” also returned to the Top 10. The six-episode series begins June 8, but the Los Angeles premiere on El Capitan on June 2 helped the upcoming series earn over 155,000 additional appointments.

The series stars newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American who is obsessed with gaming and Captain Marvel. She feels like she doesn’t fit in, until her unexpected superpowers teach her otherwise. After the series, Vellani reprises the role for the July 2023 release of “The Marvels.”

Crowning the Top 5 was “Peaky Blinders”. The series created by Steven Knight premieres its sixth and final season on Netflix on June 10. the show starring Cillian Murphy returns. Overall, the show attracted over 153,000 appointments.

Elsewhere, “Our Flag Means Death” returned to number six on this week’s chart after a brief hiatus. Fans have been clamoring online for a season two renewal for weeks, and on June 1, HBO Max finally confirmed it. Season 2 is on the way. The David Jenkins-created comedy stars Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi as real-life pirates Stede Bonnet and Ed Teach (aka Blackbeard), however the characters are only loosely based on the notorious historical figures.

Since its debut, the show has received mostly positive reviews from critics. Dedicated fans praised the LGBTQ representation, which in season one included three queer relationships.

Derek Jeter’s upcoming docuseries “The Captain” accounted for seventh place on this week’s chart following a tweet from the five-time World Series winning player on May 31. which he quickly amassed after joining the social media platform the same day.

Along with the trailer, the network confirmed that the seven-part series will premiere on July 18. The series makes its world premiere before that. when you join this week’s Tribeca Film Festival schedule.

Starz’s Outlander, which wrapped its sixth season in May, also continued to attract conversation at eighth this week with more than 62,000 appointments. “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which released its third episode on Disney+ on June 1, has also continued to be a hit with fans.

Based on hours of streaming over its opening weekend, the six-part series proved to be the most-watched Disney+ original premiere to date. However, some of the conversations online revolved around the franchise. denouncing racism against series star Moses Ingram after the actress revealed she has received hundreds of toxic messages since the series premiere for her portrayal of Inquisitor Reva. Series lead Ewan McGregor took to social media to criticize anyone involved in these acts.

Rounding out this week’s Top 10 is Hulu’s “The Orville: New Horizons” with nearly 49,000 appointments. The Seth MacFarlane series returned for a third season on June 2 after a three-year hiatus. The space parody aired its first two seasons on Fox and was renovated on Hulu in 2019 due to a long production schedule. The show was originally slated to return in late 2020, but was later delayed because of the pandemic.

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