Ryan Murphy's Monster series Gets Huge Announcement
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Ryan Murphy’s Monster series Gets Huge Announcement

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BY November 7, 2022

The Monster series returns with Ryan Murphy. Fans and enthusiasts of true crime can rejoice. Following Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’s enormous success, Netflix has revealed that the anthology series will continue for at least two more seasons. The next two episodes, like the first season, will follow the lives of serial killers who have had a significant detrimental impact on society. It features the identities of the convicts whose tales get explored in the seasons. Each season probably centers on a particular individual.

The ratings appear to support Netflix’s claim that Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is “record-breaking.” The first season of the television show is anticipated to surpass the historic milestone of one billion watch hours in the following weeks, according to Netflix. One of the most watched English-language shows to debut on the streamer ever, the show has amassed over 900 million view hours so far.

Monster series Source: Netflix

Other than The Monster series, The Watcher also received renewal

The second season of The Watcher, is another unsettling thriller series that debuted on Netflix in mid-October. That also received a second season renewal along with the two-season order of the Monster series. Bela Bajaria, head of global TV at Netflix, hailed the work of the series producers. He also lauded the success of both shows in a statement:

“Audiences can’t take their eyes off ‘Monster’ and ‘The Watcher’. The creative team of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan on Monster along with Eric Newman on ‘The Watcher’ are masterful storytellers who captivated audiences all over the world. The back-to-back force of these two series is due to Ryan’s distinct original voice, which created cultural sensations and we’re thrilled to continue telling stories in the Monster and Watcher universes.”

As Bajaria mentioned, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, who also created Hollywood, The Politician, and Ratched for Netflix, created Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The streamer’s announcement that Monster and The Watcher had reached record-breaking watching levels back in October made the renewal news unsurprising. The popularity of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is not without debate, though: Many have noted that the series could do better when it comes to portraying Dahmer’s victims, and there has been talk regarding the show’s profiteering on actual tragedies. We’ll have to wait and watch if Murphy and Netflix take that criticism to heart and attempt to assemble more complex future Monster episodes.

Ryan Murphy proved the naysayers wrong

Monster series Source: NMC

Those who believed Murphy failed to generate hits for the streamer. This happened after signing a $300M deal in 2018. Murphy silenced his naysayers using the popularity of both shows. Murphy’s contract with Netflix expires in the upcoming months. His decision to stay with Netflix, join a competitor, or reunite with his longtime friend Dana Walden—currently the chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content— is something we wait to see. The Dahmer series is incredibly controversial. Some may not like the news.

However, he just admitted to the New York Times that, “I might not do anything.” He continued with saying, “I might retire and launch a line of beeswax products. I’d not be surprised if I moved to the East Coast and changed my life completely. Just bought a farm and I’ve always wanted to be a farmer. I grew up in Indiana. My backyard was a cornfield.”

What do you think about the Monster series receiving more seasons from Netflix? Did you like the first season of the show? What of a second season? You a fan of the necessity for a second season? Tell us your thoughts and what you think in the comments below!

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