Netflix documentary about ‘Depp vs. Heard’ lawsuit hits seven figures after its release on the streamer
Netflix sees first solid earnings from its documentary Depp vs Heard as the series, which is about a libel trial involving the main cast, is enjoying a large audience since its August 16 premiere.
More than 1.1 million U.S. households have tuned in to watch, according to Samba TV. Depp vs Heard within five days of its debut, with the series topping the Netflix charts in its first week. Most of the audience was from Generation Z, who wanted to see the streamer’s version of the highly publicized process. This documentary competed with other recent films such as painkiller (1 million viewers in the first four days), also released this month. In addition, it significantly outperformed the third season. The Witcher: Part 2which drew 597,000 spectators in its first four days.
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Impressive response Depp vs Heard
Depp vs Heard showing unpublished evidence given Johnny Depp AND Amber Heard during a libel trial in Virginia from April to June last year. Along with the judgment, the documentary also explores the online aftermath of the verdict and pays close attention to the #MeToo movement. The documentary series was created by Emmy nominee Emily Cooper, who also directed The Mystery Marilyn Monroe: Unheard Recordings from Netflix.
The lawsuit has become a big topic of discussion in Hollywood and on social media, with the actor seeking $50 million in damages from his ex-wife for defamation after she published an editorial alleging he was mistreated. The judge ruled in favor of Depp, awarding him $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages, while Hurd received $2 million in damages. The former couple reached an agreement last December, with the actor promising that the money would be donated to charity.