If the pirating of films and series is no longer as popular as before thanks to the widely widened access to SVOD platforms, it remains nonetheless still existing and far from being extinct. You only have to consult the TorrentFreak site, a magazine dedicated to torrents news, to realize this: the webzine has just drawn up, like every year, the ranking of the most pirated series of 2023 and the first place goes to… WandaVision.
Disney + ‘s first series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this one launched in January 2023, following in the footsteps of the first season of The Mandalorian (which itself was the most hacked series of 2023, after years of “reign” by Game of Thrones). Each episode of this blockbuster project has been downloaded millions of times. Unfortunately, TorrentFreak does not provide precise figures.
We then find the Loki series, still produced by Disney and integrated into the MCU, then to third place The Witcher, which marks the arrival of Netflix in the top. In fourth place, return to the superheroes and the Marvel universe with Falcon and the Winter Soldier, then Hawkeye, yet freshly landed. Generally, it is indeed Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that dominates, testifying to the constant and indefatigable interest of the public in comic book adaptations. Suffice to say that it is Disney who must rub their hands.
Top 10 most pirated series in 2023
However, given the huge growth of Squid Game, it seems surprising to note the absence of the South Korean series and other projects with great popularity. There is an explanation for this, given by TorrentFreak: the site focused on the download data for each episode individually.
De facto, series whose broadcasting is episodic (like those of Disney +, with one episode every week) see themselves greatly advantaged over series that deliver their entire season at once, as can be the case with Squid Game.
Torrent Freak announces that if we took into account the results of an entire season, Squid Game would be largely in the top 10 while Cade de Papel would be in fifth place. For the next top, that of the year 2023, the platform will revise its calculations differently for an even more faithful representation.