When hit New Zealand mockumentary Wellington Paranormal was picked up by American streaming services, not even those with connections to the other side could have predicted how popular it would be.
The comedy spinoff of Taika Waititi’s 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows has shot to the top of streaming charts in the U.S as countless Americans tune in on HBO Max and The CW.
International streaming guide Just Watch shared figures from July 12 to July 18 that showed Wellington Paranormal at the top of the charts, above Rick and Morty, Ted Lasso and new release The White Lotus.
The show’s creator and executive producer, Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame, shared the results on Twitter.
“What the heck, USA?” he wrote. “We didn’t even know if you’d understand what they were saying!”
But he then followed up by admitting, “Actually, I assume there’s some rewatching to try and understand what they’re saying.”
You can watch Wellington Paranormal on TVNZ On Demand.