Streaming Series ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian’ Top Emmy Awards Nominations

Streaming series dominated nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards, with “The Crown” (Netflix) and “The Mandalorian” (Disney+) leading the pack, with 24 program nominations each, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced July 13.

Awards were announced during a live virtual ceremony hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (“Blindspotting”) from New York, joined by Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

Other leading series nominees include Disney+ limited series “WandaVision,” with 23 noms; Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Saturday Night Live,” each with 21; Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso,” with 20;  HBO/HBO Max’s “Lovecraft Country” and Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” each with 18; and HBO’s “Mare of Easttown,” with 16. Less than two weeks earlier, HBO announced it would not renew “Lovecraft Country” for a second season.

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HBO/HBO Max garnered the most nominations, with 130. Netflix had the second-most nominations (129), with Disney+ at No. 3, with 71, and NBC in fourth place, with 46.

“Television has provided a lifeline for so many around the globe this year, delivering a constant source of entertainment, information and inspiration during some of our most difficult days,” Scherma said. “We are thrilled to honor the diversity of storytelling in television today by recognizing talented artists, programs, producers, directors and craftspeople throughout our industry and celebrating their commitment to this extraordinary medium.”

“Bridgerton,” “Lovecraft Country” and “The Boys” are new to the Outstanding Drama Series category, joining returning nominees “Pose,” “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian,” “This Is Us” and previous category winner “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Seventy-five percent of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are new to the category, including “Cobra Kai,” “Emily in Paris,” “Hacks,” “Pen15,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Flight Attendant.” Returning favorites include “Black-ish” and “The Kominsky Method.”

In total, there were 44 first-time performer nominations across the lead, supporting, guest and short form categories this season.

Jonathan Majors, Josh O’Connor and Regé-Jean Page received their first-ever Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, joining previous Emmy winners in this category Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter and Matthew Rhys. Emma Corrin, Jurnee Smollett and Mj Rodriguez received their first nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while previous Emmy winner Uzo Aduba was nominated for the first time in this category. They were joined by returning nominee Olivia Colman and previous Emmy winner in this category Elisabeth Moss.

Kaley Cuoco received her first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Jean Smart and previous Emmy nominee Aidy Bryant were nominated for the first time in this category. They joined previous Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross and Emmy winner Allison Janney. Jason Sudeikis received his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while previous Emmy winner Kenan Thompson was nominated for the first time in this category. They joined six-time nominee in the category Anthony Anderson, along with previous Emmy winners Michael Douglas and William H. Macy.

Individuals with multiple nominations this year included David Attenborough, Sterling K. Brown, Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham, Steven Canals, Dave Chapelle, Michaela Coel, Jon Favreau, Derek Hough, Brendan Hunt, Maya Rudolph, Jean Smart, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson.

The complete list of Emmy nominations, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, and other Academy news is available at Emmys.com.

The 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The Emmys will be broadcast on Sept. 19, 8-11 p.m. live ET and 5-8 p.m., live PT, on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The 2021 Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on Sept. 18  at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.

Kevin Feige Addresses Marvel’s New Approach to Original Series/Movies for Disney+

The Marvel Cinematic Universe divides its movies into phases, with the first three phases covering the formation of the Avengers, the rise of Thanos, and the Infinity Saga. The fourth phase is the first to be intertwined with a slate of new series premiering on the Disney+ streaming service — beginning four months ago with “WandaVision.”

On a new IMDbrief podcast, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, was asked if “WandaVision” would be the template for the studio’s upcoming slate of MCU-themed TV series.

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“[WandaVision] is probably the most overt level, black-and-white, old-fashioned aspect ratio, but every show that we’re working on I think is about creative swings for both marvel studios, the MCU and television,” Feige said. “So I’m very excited about what we’ve already shown on ‘Falcon and the Winter Solider’ — that is a very big scale epic action buddy series that we’re excited about.”

The producer admitted that not much has been revealed about the storyline and characters in “Loki,” featuring Tom Hiddleston as the mercurial villain on a new time-warp crime spree.

“It is intriguingly different and I think we’ve called it a crime thriller — which is not something you would necessarily think of when it comes to ‘Loki.’ We like that. We enjoy that,” Feige said.

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel

The president of Marvel Studios said the Disney subsidiary is also eyeing new approaches to “Ms. Marvel,” about a Pakistani-American girl named Kamala Khan who gains shape-shifting powers, and is played by Iman Vellani; and “She-Hulk,” starring Tatiana Maslany, Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth as villain Abomination — specifically for the streaming service.

“She-Hulk” is a 30-minute legal comedy, and “Ms. Marvel” is the origin of a new superhero, but from a [Muslim-American] community you haven’t seen representation from … and we wanted to bring that to the screen,” Feige said.

Indeed, the casting seems appropriate considering a third of Disney+ subscribers hail from India.

In July, Black Widow will be the first Marvel movie to premiere on Disney+, although it will also be available theatrically at the same time, which could be a game changer for the studio’s upcoming theatrical releases. It is the 24th release in the MCU movie franchise.

‘Stranger Things’ Moves Past ‘WandaVision’ to Return to Top Spot on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” returned to the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended April 10. It had 41.5 times the demand of an average series after a 10.3% spike in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 6 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The surge follows stars David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown teasing spoilers for the upcoming season on Instagram live.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, slipped to No. 2 after six weeks in the top spot. A month after its finale it dropped 0.6% in demand expressions to grab 40.7 times average demand. It was No. 7 on the list of overall TV shows.

That pushed the second Disney+ Marvel original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” down a spot to No. 3 on the digital originals chart after a modest 1% gain in demand expressions the week of its fourth episode (of six total). It had 39.6 times average demand and was No. 10 on the list of overall TV show demand.

Disney+ had a third show in the top five digital originals with the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” which held steady at No. 4, garnering 37.3 times the demand of the average show after a 1.9% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 37.5 times average demand and a 5% drop in demand expressions.

Rounding out the top five for the third week was Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” with 29.4 times average demand and a 6.7% drop in demand expressions.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “Attack on Titan,” with 67.5 times average demand.

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‘WandaVision,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Give Marvel Top Two Spots on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand List

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a sixth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended April 3. It had 40.8 times the demand of an average series after a 3.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Meanwhile, the second Disney+ Marvel original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” jumped two spots to No. 2 on the digital originals chart after a 13.9% spike in demand expressions to give it 39.1 times average demand. It was No. 10 on the list of overall TV show demand.

Disney+ had a third show in the top five digital originals with the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” though it dropped a spot from the week before, to No. 4, garnering 36.5 times the demand of the average show after another 0.35% dip in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 37.5 times average demand and a 5% drop in demand expressions.

Rounding out the top five for the second week was Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” with 31.4 times average demand and a 0.2% drop in demand expressions.

With the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at No. 6, Disney+ had four shows in the top 10 digital originals, while Netflix had five, including “Lucifer” at No. 7, “The Witcher” at No. 9 and “The Crown” at No. 10.

The top 10 original not from one of those two streamers was HBO Max’s “Titans” at No. 8.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 66.3 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Jumps Up Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart, but ‘WandaVision’ Leads for Fifth Week

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a fifth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 27. It had 42.3 times the demand of an average series after a 5.8% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 8 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

Meanwhile, the second Disney+ Marvel original series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” jumped up to No. 4 on the digital originals chart after an 80% spike in demand expressions to give it 34.2 times average demand. The show, an extension of the “Captain America” side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bowed its first of six weekly episodes March 19, just two weeks following the conclusion of “WandaVision.” It had been No. 13 the previous week.

Disney+ had a third show in the top five digital originals with the live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian,” though it dropped a spot from the week before, to No. 3, garnering 36.6 times the demand of the average show after another 1.3% dip in demand expressions.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” moved up to No. 2 on the digital originals chart with 39.3 times average demand and a 9.5% rise in demand expressions. It was No. 9 on the list of overall TV show demand.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped a spot to No. 5 on the digital originals chart with 31.3 times average demand and a 2% drop in demand expressions.

With the animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at No. 6, Disney+ had four shows in the top 10 digital originals, while Netflix had five, including “The Crown” at No. 8, “Lucifer” at No. 9, and “The Witcher” at No. 10.

The top 10 original not from one of those two streamers was HBO Max’s “Titans” at No. 7.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 66.2 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Nielsen: Netflix’s ‘Ginny & Georgia’ Denies Disney’s ‘WandaVision’ Top Spot on Weekly SVOD Chart

In another strong week for female-led TV shows and movies streaming on household televisions, the original Netflix series debut of “Ginny & Georgia” came in at No. 1, even beating Disney+’s much-hyped “WandaVision.”

That’s according to Nielsen’s weekly tracking of programming on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, the week ended Feb. 28.

According to Nielsen, “Ginny” generated 953 million minutes across 10 episodes. That was followed by licensed show “Good Girls,” which tracked 898 million minutes across 33 episodes. Netflix’s award-winning movie I Care A lot, starring Rosamund Pike, again topped feature films with 807 minutes.

“Three very female-driven pieces of content, accounting for about 37% of total viewing across this Top 10,” said Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product strategy.

“WandaVision” tracked its highest-ever week on the Nielsen chart with 732 million minutes across eight episodes. Notably, the series ranked No. 1 among males across all charts.

“Maybe [WandaVision has] found its audience, or its audience has found [the show],” Fuhrer said.

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Meanwhile, original movie I Care A Lot actually added minutes streamed, a rarity among feature films, which typically lose their appeal quickly.

Finally, Hulu had two movies on the chart: United States vs. Billie Holiday joining last week’s charter Nomadland. Both titles have been nominated for Oscars, including Andra Day and Frances McDormand for best lead actress, respectively.

Source: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.

 

Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number of Episodes

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 Netflix “Good Girls” 33 898
2 Netflix “Criminal Minds” 307 800
3 Netflix “Grey’s Anatomy” 366 767
4 Netflix “Schitt’s Creek” 80 540
5 Netflix “Cocomelon” 6 534
6 Netflix “I-Carly” 60 531
7 Netflix “Heartland” 158 519
8 Netflix “NCIS” 353 507
9 Netflix “Outlander” 55 431
10 Netflix “The Sinner” 24 426
Rank

SVOD Provider

Program Name

Number

Minutes Streamed
(Millions)

1 Netflix I Care a Lot 1 807
2 Netflix Bigfoot Family 1 335
3 Disney+ Moana 1 197
4 Netflix The Conjuring 2 1 184
5 Disney+ Flora & Ulysses 1 180
6 Disney+ Frozen 1 140
7 Hulu United States vs. Billie Holiday 1 124
8 Disney+ Frozen II 1 123
9 Disney+ Avengers: Endgame 1 105
10 Hulu Nomadland 1 97

‘WandaVision’ No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fourth Week

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 20. It had 44.8 times the demand of an average series after an 11.4% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 7 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 2 for a fourth week on the digital originals chart, with the show garnering 37 times the demand of the average show after a 9.5% dip in demand expressions. It was No. 10 on the overall list.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” remained No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 35.9 times average demand and a 1.7% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” held onto the No. 4 spot on the digital originals chart with 31.9 times average demand and a 3.5% rise in demand expressions.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” moved up two spots on the digital chart to No. 8 with 23 times average demand as fans anticipate the currently-in-production season. A 9.4% spike in demand expressions was no doubt fueled by a Twitter exchange between stars Tom Ellis and DB Woodside after filming their final scene together.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 66.9 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘WandaVision’ No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Third Week

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a third consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 13. It had 50.7 times the demand of an average series, and was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 2 for a third week on the digital originals chart, with the show garnering 40.9 times the demand of the average show. It was No. 10 on the overall list.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” stayed No. 3 on the digital originals chart with 35.3 times average demand.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” held onto the No. 4 spot on the digital originals chart with 30.9 times average demand.

Netflix’s “The Crown” rose a spot to No. 5 after Oprah’s widely seen interview with Meghan and Harry. It had 27.6 times average demand.

The Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” rose to No. 8 on the digital originals demand chart. When it premiered last year, the show was slow out of the gate in terms of Parrot’s tracking, but has attracted a strong following and garnered a lot of attention the past few weeks thanks to awards recognition, most notably star Jason Sudekis winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy series. Sudekis plays a U.S. college football coach recruited to coach an underperforming British Premier League soccer club.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 70 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘WandaVision’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remained No. 1 for a second consecutive week on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. chart the week ended March 6. With the show presenting its finale March 5, it had 66.1 times the demand of an average series, and a 3.6% rise in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. It was No. 5 on Parrot’s list of all TV shows.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed No. 2 for a second week on the digital originals chart, with expressions down 2.9% and the show garnering 51.2 times the demand of the average show. It was No. 8 on the overall list.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose a spot to No. 3 with 49.9 times average demand and expressions up 0.2%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” dropped to No. 4 on the digital originals chart after a 10% drop in demand expressions, giving the show 46.8 times average demand.

The Disney+ animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained at No. 5 with 36.3 times average demand, while demand expressions were down 11% during the week.

Netflix’s “The Crown” rose a spot to No. 6 after a spike in demand expressions of 16.3% following its four Golden Globes wins Feb. 28, including Best Drama Series. It had 33.6 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series in terms of online demand for the seventh week in a row was “Attack on Titan,” with 100 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Report: Top Streamed Content in February: ‘To All The Boys: Always and Forever,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘WandaVision, ‘Attack on Titan’

February was a busy month for consumers of subscription-based VOD. New data from Scener, a platform that enables online watch parties and social networking, found that the most popular programs across Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and HBO Max included teen comedy movie To All The Boys: Always And Forever, animated series “Attack on Titan,” catalog series “Criminal Minds,” “WandaVision” and “Game of Thrones,” respectively.

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Scener’s top most-watched titles on Netflix in February were:

  1. To All The Boys: Always And Forever
  2. “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”
  3. “Bridgerton”
  4. “Space Sweepers”
  5. “Grey’s Anatomy”

 

Scener’s most-watched content on Hulu:

  1. “Attack on Titan”
  2. “The Bachelor”
  3. “How I Met Your Mother”
  4. “Survivor”
  5. “Love Island” (UK)
Hulu’s “Attack on Titan”

HBO Max’s top titles on Scener were:

  1. “Game of Thrones”
  2. The Little Things
  3. My Neighbor Totoro
  4. “South Park”
  5. Princess Mononoke
“Game of Thrones”

The top titles watched by Scener users on Amazon Prime Video:

  1. “Criminal Minds”
  2. Crazy Rich Asians
  3. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  4. The Act
  5. The Maze Runner
“Criminal Minds”

 

Scener’s top titles on Disney+:

  1. WandaVision
  2. Captain America: The First Avenger
  3. The Avengers
  4. Iron Man
  5. Avengers: Endgame
“WandaVision”