Netflix has found itself on the end of a lot of negative comments because of recently finishing off canceling the remaining Marvel shows on their streaming service. Since they didn’t own the rights to the series it was costing them a pretty penny to feature them. Lucky for them, Marvel is not the only publishing line making comic books with unique and captivating stories. Enter Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy.
According to CBR via a report from Parrot Analytics, The Umbrella Academy ranked first in the most in demand series. Four of the top seven shows were superhero series. DC Universe’s Doom Patrol came in at sixth and Titans ranks fourth. The other one was Marvel’s Daredevil, which came in fifth. It’s true that Netflix does not reveal numbers, so Parrot Analytics analyzes demand expressions of series that include desire, engagement of viewership.
The Umbrella Academy had an average demand expression of 30.77 million, the second place series Stranger Things, also from Netflix, had an average demand of 28.77 million. It is interesting to note that The Umbrella Academy and Titans were the only two on that list that were ranked below 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but it seems like those numbers have not really had any impact on audiences viewership.
In case you have not check it out yet, The Umbrella Academy was created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. Yes that same Gerard way from My Chemical Romance and the now missing imprint over at DC Comics Young Animal. It follows seven children that were born with superpowers that were adopted by an eccentric man who raised them to be superheroes. When they grew up they were a dysfunctional family that if forced to come together after the death of their father. As fate would have it, they will need to put their issues aside and save the world from an apocalyptic event.
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The Umbrella Academy Season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix.
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