Netflix Made a Major Mistake Promoting Its #1 TV Show (& They Just Fixed It)

When it comes to Netflix, nothing gets past us. That’s why when we noticed that one of the films on Netflix’s most-watched movie list wasn’t, in fact, a movie, we were slightly confused. Turns out, it was a mistake on the streaming service's part which appears to have now been corrected. 

ICYMI: On Thursday, Manhunt: Deadly Games claimed the number one spot on Netflix’s list of top movies, which we found incredibly odd considering that the program is a miniseries. However, as of Friday, it seems that the platform has fixed its mistake because the show is now currently situated at number one on the most popular TV shows list. And it looks like Netflix just went ahead and made the fix quietly without releasing any form of statement. 

The series, which originally premiered on CBS earlier this year, tells the real-life story of Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Park bombing. The show follows the investigation and examines how security guard Richard Jewell (Cameron Britton) became a prime suspect. Technically, it’s an anthology series, meaning Deadly Games is considered season two. However, you don’t need to watch season one, Unabomber, in order to know what’s going on. 

In addition to Britton, Manhunt: Deadly Games also stars Jack Huston (Eric Rudolph), Judith Light (Bobi Jewell), Carla Gugino (Kathy Scruggs), Gethin Anthony (Jack Brennan), Kelly Jenrette (Stacy Knox), Arliss Howard (Earl Embry), Jay O. Sanders (Jack Bryant), Nick Searcy (Sheriff Thompson), Marley Shelton (Hannah Gray), Becky Ann Baker (Patricia Rudolph) and Brad William Henke (Big John).

We’re not exactly sure who brought the faux-pas to Netflix’s attention, but we’d like to believe we played a small role. 

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