Comedian and actor Bill Burr’s ‘Old Dads” new trick: Debuting at #1 on Netflix

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Comedian and King of Staten Island actor Bill Burr can add another descriptor to his job title: successful director. 

Burr’s debut behind the camera, the comedy Old Dads, in which he stars with character actors Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine, debuted at #1 on Netflix’s English Films list. 

The streaming site says the comedy, which has the trio playing older fathers who are not in sync with the new rules about child-rearing, scored 13.3 million views after its debut, making it the streaming service’s most-viewed title for the week of October 16. 

As people get ready for Halloween, The Devil on Trial, a documentary about the only case of demonic possession to ever see the inside of a courtroom, debuted in second place on the same list with 8 million views.

Over on the TV side, users also showed they were in the mood to get scared, with the new horror series The Fall of the House of Usher topping the English TV list with 7.9 million views. 

That said, plenty of people weren’t looking for something spooky to watch, as the documentary series Beckham shone in second place with 6.9 million views.

The U.K. import Sex Education landed in the fifth slot, followed by Love is Blind at #6. The adult animated series Big Mouth also made the top 10 for last week, coming it #7.

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