Although The Mandalorian was the most pirated series of 2020, the tables have since turned. It’s now been revealed that the Disney Plus series WandaVision has actually taken its place as the most pirated series of 2021. What’s more, it’s been revealed that Loki – another Marvel series from Disney Plus – reached second place. Netflix finally reached third place with their series The Witcher third.
This news comes via TorrentFreak, who have compiled a list of most pirated shows every year. It’s interesting that two Disney Plus shows were at the top of the list for two years now, as they noted Game of Thrones used to take the top spot for several years. In addition to these top three, however, all other Marvel shows from Disney Plus took spots on the top ten list.
Interestingly, the calculations aren’t completely accurate for every series that was released this year. They explained that the list was calculated based on individual episodes that aired on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, certain shows like Squid Game were released all at once. Thus it’s difficult to compare to the likes of WandaVision which reached the top spot on the most pirated list. Here’s the full top ten:
- The Witcher
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
- What If…?
- Rick and Morty
- Wheel of Time
It’s interesting to see how popular all of these Marvel shows are amidst torrent users. It’s clear that Disney has had quite the success rate with Disney Plus. Despite all of this torrent traffic, their streaming service is still doing quite well with audiences and fans. And it’s likely that their success will only continue to grow, especially considering the slate of original shows that will be streaming on Disney Plus next year. This includes several new Star Wars shows, so it’ll be interesting to see all the properties in competition with one another then.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe shows listed above are all currently available to stream on Disney Plus. Meanwhile, fans can watch the new season of The Witcher on Netflix.