Disney+ has scored ratings success in the UK after the launch of the highly anticipated original documentary “Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story.” The three-part series debuted on Disney+ in many countries including the UK and Ireland and also on Hulu in the United States on October 18, 2023.
In the series, for the very first time, Coleen Rooney reveals all as the documentary looks at the jaw-dropping libel case that gripped the nation in 2022. The incredible story is told through exclusive access to the woman at the heart of it all, alongside interviews with her family and legal team involved in the resulting trial.
Uncovering one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain for the last decade, it reveals how Coleen turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories concerning herself and her family continued to appear in the media. It examines the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the internet’ all the way to Coleen successfully defending herself in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases of recent years. As well as the case itself, it will explore how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years. We know her as one of Britain’s most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney.
“Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story” reached 27.37M viewers, according to Barb, the UK’s official TV audience research body, Deadline reports. Reach calculates the number of UK viewers who have watched at least three consecutive minutes of a streaming service or linear network channel. Disney+’s rating of 27.37M was its best since Barb started reporting audience reach figures for streaming services in October 2022.
The Disney+ Original documentary is made by Dorothy Street Pictures and Lorton Entertainment. Executive Producers are Julia Nottingham, Emma Tutty, Sam Starbuck, Julian Bird, Ed Barratt and Paul Stretford. The series is directed and produced by Lucy Bowden.
You can watch the trailer for the series below: