Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh played the lead roles in the show, which is returning for a second season
While Venkatesh has recently confirmed that the second season of Netflix’s controversial show Rana Naidu is due to commence in the first quarter of 2024, the title continues to break new records, as suggested by ‘What We Watched’ report on the streamer’s popular titles. In a viewership report on Netflix’s most watched 400 titles, Rana Naidu is the lone Indian show to have made it to the coveted list.
The Rana Daggubati, Venkatesh starrer, the Hindi remake of the popular US show Ray Donovan, secured the 336th place among Netflix’s most-viewed titles. In the web series, Rana plays the titular role, a trouble-shooter for the elite, while also focusing on strained equation with his father and how political dynamics comes in the way of his life. The series was hailed for its adaptation and raw storytelling.
Despite inviting a fair share of controversies for its treatment, dialogues, Rana Naidu has continued to draw eyeballs among viewers across multiple languages. Suparn Varma and Karan Anshuman helmed the show that also featured Suchitra Pillai, Gaurav Chopra, Rajni Basumatary and Surveen Chawla. The ten-episode series was produced by Sunder Aaron under Locomotive Global.
The ‘What We Watched’ report, in which Rana Naidu found a place, explored viewership trends for a six-month period from January to June 2023. The report reveals interesting insights into viewing hours for each title, launch dates, and global accessibility, contributing to Netflix’s viewing statistics. Over 60% of the titles released during this period made it to the OTT platform’s Top 10 lists.
Several titles, backed by US-based production houses, made it to the top positions in the list. The action-thriller The Night Agent garnered over 812.1 million viewing hours, with Ginny & Georgia: Season 2 and The Glory: Season 1, occupying the second and third sports. With the report, Netflix aims to have a better understanding of audience preferences and viewing habits, also ensuring transparency.