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    Boy Swallows Universe continues to climb the charts, hitting #3 in Netflix’s Global TV Top 10

    New data from Netflix shows that in its second week of release, Boy Swallows Universe has climbed to #3 in the Global TV Top 10, and officially hit #1 in Australia.  

    Adapted from the novel by Australian author Trent Dalton, Boy Swallows Universe has also hit #4 in the UK and #6 in the US, continuing to remain Netflix’s most popular Australian-made TV series on record. 

    The limited drama series, jointly produced by Brouhaha EntertainmentChapter One Pictures, and Anonymous Content, attracted 3.6 million views in the first week of its release on 11 January, with its second week bringing in an additional 4 million.

    Boy Swallows Universe is the latest Australian story to feature in the Netflix Top 10 with Love Is In The Air recently landing at #2 in the global Top 10 and Surviving Summer Season 2 landing at #7. 

    Other Australian productions recently featured in the Top 10 include hits Fisk, Run Rabbit Run, Wellmania, True Spirit, The Stranger and Heartbreak High. 

    In a review, Mediaweek’s Andrew Mercado wrote that “Boy Swallows Universe (Netflix) is about alcoholism, drugs and poverty, yet somehow it becomes a thing of beauty. This is a show that will haunt you, and in a good way. I don’t think I will ever forget the brilliant sequence in which little Eli Bell breaks into prison to see his mum for Christmas.

    “What a joy and a privilege to see Trent Dalton’s novel becoming such a luminous production.”

    See Also: Mercado on TV: Memorable year already with Boy Swallows Universe, Prosper and Total Control

    The production of Boy Swallows Universe is supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, and boasts an ensemble cast, including Travis Fimmel, Simon Baker, Bryan Brown, Sophie Wilde, Phoebe Tonkin, and Anthony LaPaglia, among others.

    The cast and crew also featured in Netflix’s new YouTube featurette and blog, where they give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s filming.

    The post Boy Swallows Universe continues to climb the charts, hitting #3 in Netflix’s Global TV Top 10 appeared first on Mediaweek.

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