'The Mandalorian' Replaces 'Game of Thrones' As The Most Pirated Series Of 2020

‘The Mandalorian’ replaces ‘Game of Thrones’ as the most pirated series of 2020
January 4, 2021 - 20:55 / Sarah Schulz

The Mandalorian, the successful first Star Wars project on the Disney+ platform, replaced Game of Thrones and established itself as the most hacked series of 2020. The Boys, Westworld, and Vikings were also on the list.

After a solid second season where fans were surprised by the appearance of great characters from the Star Wars universe and were graced with "Grogu" (better known as Baby Yoda), the series The Mandalorian achieved general success and succeeded in stripping Game of Thrones of honor that the HBO project held for much of the last decade as the most pirated series of the year. According to measurements, the first Disney+ title based on the universe created by George Lucas was the most downloaded television series by illegal means in 2020.

The Mandalorian was the most pirated series of 2020

As reported by Torrentfreak, the first seasons of The Mandalorian were part of the most downloaded content in the BitTorrent system during the past year. 

Scene from the series 'The Mandalorian'

The series, starring Pedro Pascal and distributed internationally by Disney+, took over the top spot from Game of Thrones as the most pirated series in 2020 and rose above other popular titles such as The Boys and Westworld.

Vikings, Star Trek: Picard, Rick and Morty, The Walking Dead, The Outsider, Arrow, and The Flash were also among the favorites of internet pirates.

The success of The Mandalorian… Beyond being the most pirated series of 2020

The success of The Mandalorian not only translates into having been the most pirated series of 2020, as the popular Disney+ project based on the Star Wars universe was also one of the most acclaimed television titles of the past year.

Pedro Pascal in a scene from the series 'The Mandalorian'

After being nominated for an Emmy for Best Dramatic Series, the series created by Jon Favreau premiered its second season, achieving extremely positive ratings, and was one of the most-watched series during the last quarter of the year, according to Nielsen Ratings.

In addition, thanks to the results of The Mandalorian, Disney's streaming platform is already preparing three spin-offs focused on characters featured in the series: Rangers of the New Republic; Ahsoka starring Rosario Dawson and The Book of Boba Fett