Ava DuVernay Says Over 23 Million Netflix Accounts Watched ‘When They See Us’

Ava DuVernay’s series “When They See Us” received huge acclaim but it also did huge numbers.

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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.

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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.


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