Right now, the most popular show on Disney+ Hotstar, India’s version of the streaming service, is not made by Disney, Pixar, or Marvel. In fact, it has nothing at all to do with the House of Mouse’s vaunted house of brands.
The Legend of Hanuman is an India-produced cg series about one of the most famous figures in the country’s mythology, the powerful demigod Hanuman. Over the last week, its second season was watched more than any other film or show on paid VOD services in India, according to Mumbai’s Ormax Media.
The consultancy estimates that Hanuman drew 8.5 million viewers in its first ten days. The first season, which debuted in January, attracted more than 20 million; no animated production had ever exceeded five million in the country before, says Ormax. The two seasons amount to 26 episodes.