Suits fans weren’t exactly surprised when Royal-to-be Meghan Markle confirmed her departure from the series after eight seasons, but that was only half the story. Not only is USA bringing the stealthily popular legal drama back for an eighth season without Markle or co-lead Patrick J. Adams, but Katherine Heigl now has a leading role.
If Game of Thrones skipping 2018 has one advantage, it’s that next year will finally bring us a new king of TorrentFreak’s most-pirated TV. It totally won 2017, of course, but a few new additions like Rick and Morty or demotions for Arrow might make this a very different list going forward.
Anyone following Suits in the last few years has kept an eye on Meghan Markle’s ring finger, knowing that a royal engagement tends to supersede TV roles. Well, consider it doubly-official – Markle is confirmed to exit Suits after news of her engagement to Prince Harry.
Considering Game of Thrones began its 2016 run with one of the series’ biggest reveals to date, and closed out the final 10-episode season with a hearty tease for summer 2017, is it any wonder the series continues to dominate the year’s most pirated TV? See what else made the list, including your next HBO obsession, and surprising entry from the comic world.
The Walking Dead may pack conventions just as well as the world of Westeros, but there’s no denying Game of Thrones as the biggest show in the world right now. Case in point, HBO’s epic adaptation has snagged a fourth year as TV’s most pirated series, while newcomers like Supergirl also eke their way onto the list.
The ease with which we access TV becomes more ubiquitous every year, but some shows will always top out demand for piracy. Now, for the third year in a row, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has topped TorrentFreak’s annual list of pirated TV show downloads, though a few of the entries on this year’s countdown might actually surprise you.
Surprised though we were to see NBC updating horror classic 'Rosemary's Baby' as a TV miniseries, our interest went up a notch with the addition of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Zoe Saldana in the title role. Now, the cast continues to flesh out with 'Awake' and 'Harry Potter' baddie Jason Isaacs, as well as 'Suits' star Patrick J. Adams.
All year we've heard about the monster ratings garnered by such buzzworthy series as 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Big Bang Theory,' but Nielsen boxes certainly aren't everything. Which of our favorite series rounded out TorrentFreak's annual list of the most-pirated programs of 2013? 'Game of Thrones' remains king, but find out what other shows made surprising advancements this year!
We hadn't paid BBC-A's clone-heavy 'Orphan Black' much mind in its first season, outside of the deserved critical praise of series star Tatiana Maslany, but having caught up, we're officially in the clone club! With season 2 set to premiere in April, we've got a first look at Sarah and Rachel's season 2 return, along with a new role for 'Suits' star Patrick J. Adams.