“X-Men ’97” Reaches 4 Million Views Within Five Days

“X-Men ’97” Reaches 4 Million Views Within Five Days

The first five days of “X-Men ’97” on Disney+ saw four million views.

“X-Men ’97” has surpassed other shows like “Iwájú” and “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” to become the most watched Season 1 premiere for a full-length animated series on the streamer since Marvel’s “What If…?” began in 2021, according to Disney. This list does not include animated shorts like “Star Wars: Visions,” “I Am Groot,” and “Zootopia+.”

“X-Men ’97” is the sequel to “X-Men: The Animated Series,” which aired on Fox Kids from 1992 to 1997. The new series follows the X-Men as they take on new challenges after the death of their leader, Professor Charles Xavier. The cast includes Ray Chase as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey, Alison Seeley-Smith as Storm, Cal Dodd as Wolverine, JP Kerriac as Morph, Lenore Zann as Rogue, The cast includes George Buza as Beast, AJ Locascio as Gambit, and Holly Chow as Jubilee. , Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Matthew Waterson as Magneto, and Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler.

“X-Men ’97” is headed by writer Beau DeMayo, with Jake Castorena, Chase Conley, and Emi Yonemura directing individual episodes. Executive producers include Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Kevin Feige, and DeMayo.

Variety critic Alison Herman wrote that the show “dedicate[s] its energies to doing right by a nostalgia object while introducing itself to a new audience.” It also “can take bigger, wilder swings in its story, staying true to the fantastical nature of comics writing while remaining grounded in characters’ emotions.” The show has received positive reviews, scoring a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.


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