Amazon’s Goliath is its most-binged US original series, the streaming service has announced.
The legal drama, which is created by David E. Kelley, premiered on Amazon Prime Video last month, with Billy Bob Thornton on fine form as Billy McBride, a washed-up lawyer in search of redemption. His one shot at it? A high-profile case against a corporate giant, a battle where the scales of justice are heavily weighed towards the rich and powerful.
“Billy Bob Thornton is on blistering form,” we wrote in our review of the first season. “In a sea of thrillers where page-turner plots push audiences through a narrative with a bland, obvious protagonist, Goliath has a largely forgettable plot that gives us a chance to spend more time with an excellent portrayed protagonist. The result is hardly revolutionary, but it’s very compelling TV, particularly if you’re a fan of catty courtroom exchanges.”
It seems that many Amazon subscribers are: according to the site, Goliath is the top binged first season of a US-produced Amazon original series ever over its first 10 days. In other words, in the 10 days following its premiere, no other US Amazon original has seen so such a high percentage of viewers binge all the way to the end. That may not give us specific viewership figures, but it’s a promising indicator that the show has been successful and will be renewed for a second season.
For more on the show, read our spoiler-free verdict on the show here – or stay tuned for our spoiler-filled piece breaking down the whole first season in detail.