Demand for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Is Destined to Beat ‘Stranger Things’ | Charts

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If history repeats itself, demand for Disney+’s new “Star Wars” series is likely to beat the return of Netflix’s hit sci-fi series

Ewan McGregor on "Obi-Wan Kenobi and Millie Bobby Brown on "Stranger Things." (Disney+, Netflix)

It’s a great weekend for sci-fi fans: Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is back for the first half of its final season on Friday, and Ewan McGregor returns to the title role on Disney+’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” And while both have big fandoms, if history tells us anything, “Kenobi” will end up having more demand than “Stranger Things” after their premieres.

Looking at the top 10 most in-demand sci-fi streaming originals on over-the-top (OTT) platforms in the United States during the first three months of 2022, Disney+’s “Star Wars” spinoffs dominated in that quarter — and will likely continue to dominate in the next one with “Obi-Wan Kenobi” — according to Parrot