When They See Us: DuVernay’s Landmark Docy Seen by 23 Million Viewers

Netflix’s limited series When They See Us has pulled in a sizable audience since its May 31 release, according to the streaming company.

Ava DuVernay, creator of the series about the Central Park Five case, wrote on Twitter that more than 23 million Netflix accounts worldwide had watched at least some of the series, a number the streamer has confirmed.

DuVernay cried after hearing the numbers: “Imagine believing the world doesn’t care about real stories of black people. It always made me sad. So when Netflix just shared with me that 23M+ accounts worldwide have watched #WhenTheySeeUs, I cried. Our stories matter and can move across the globe. A new truth for a new day.”