Jenna Ortega Just Gained 10 Million Instagram Followers From “Wednesday” on Netflix

Netflix's Wednesday is a smash hit.

Tim Burton's fresh retelling of the classic Addams family story (snap, snap!) recently surpassed Stranger Things for most hours viewed in a week for a TV series. For the week of November 28th to December 4th, Wednesday racked up a crazy 411.29 million hours of watch time along with taking the prize for the biggest opening week ever for an English language Netflix series. Whew!

The TV show follows Wednesday Addams during her time at Nevermore Academy as she navigates psychic abilities and superpowered classmates while trying to uncover the truth about a mystery that her parents were involved in decades ago. From visions of future destruction delivered through her arch nemesis and attempting to stop a havoc-wrecking killing spree to finding a date to the school dance, there's nothing that Wednesday can't handle.

20-year-old actress Jenna Ortega plays the titular role of Wednesday Adams. You might've searched up Jenna's name on Instagram and followed her to keep up with the Wednesday content she's been posting — well, so did 10 million people who watched Wednesday recently and had the exact same idea. Yes, you read that correctly — the actress gained a mind-blowing 10 million followers in a mere 10 days following the record-breaking release of Wednesday.

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Pop Crave posted a chart of Jenna's IG follower growth on Twitter, revealing that Jenna has been gaining followers by the millions per day. The Wednesday actress had 9.39 million followers when the show hit Netflix, and as of December 6th, has 22.7 million followers and counting.

Jenna's filmography includes horror movies like 2022 slasher films Scream and X, and her previous television work includes playing Ellie Alves on You, Harley Diaz in Stuck in the Middle, and young Jane on Jane the Virgin.

The actress, who choreographed the viral Wednesday dance scene by herself, admitted that she doesn't remember some of the behind-the-scenes footage that she's seen herself in. "There are things out there of myself on the Wednesday set that I've just never seen in my life. It's almost not even me. It's like I've been cloned and have been leading two lives," Jenna wrote on Instagram. Rest up, Jenna — we're hoping to hear good news about a potential Season 2 soon!

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