Ava DuVernay’s series “When They See Us” received huge acclaim but it also did huge numbers.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the director revealed that her miniseries about the real-life Central Park Five was viewed by over 23 million Netflix accounts worldwide.
The series, which is based on a true story, dramatizes the harrowing case of five young black boys in the late ’80s, who were accused of brutally raping a woman in New York’s Central Park.
They were convicted and sentenced for life, only to be exonerated in 2002 on DNA evidence and the confession of the real rapist.
Earlier this month, Netflix tweeted, without providing any numbers, that “When They See Us” had been the most-watched series on its platform in the U.S. each day since its May 31 debut.