Netflix Reportedly Expanded Monster Franchise After Jeffrey Dahmer Success Despite Severe Trauma For Real Victims

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story premiered on Netflix in September 2022. The show which followed the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers received a great response from viewers. It quickly became the second most-watched series on the streaming platform. Following the huge success of Ryan Murphy’s show, Netflix renewed it for two more seasons. The next two seasons will also focus on the stories of two different serial killers.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Netflix also revealed that the first season will soon hit the one billion hour-watch mark. The Netflix thriller has so far crossed 900 million viewing hours, making it one of the most-watched English-language shows to premiere on the streaming platform.

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Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer Renewed for Two More Seasons

Netflix has renewed Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story for two more seasons as it plans to pursue a Monster franchise. Season 2 and Season 3 of this franchise will follow the stories of two different serial killers. Netflix hasn’t revealed the names of the criminals it will cover in upcoming seasons.

In addition to the true crime-based thriller series starring Evan PetersNetflix also announced a second season for The Observer. Head of Global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria, praised the creators of both shows.

Bela Bajaria, Head of Global TV at Netflix
Bela Bajaria, Head of Global TV at Netflix

The audience can’t take their eyes off Monster and The Watcher. The creative team of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan on Monster and Eric Newman on ‘The Watcher’ are masterful storytellers who have captivated audiences around the world. said Bela Bajaria.

The next season of the show is also expected to be directed by ryan murphy and Ian Brennan. The Netflix original has been followed by controversy since its release. Therefore, the news was not so pleasant to many people. People are now wondering why it is necessary to renew such a series.

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One of the most controversial shows on Netflix

After its release and huge success, the series quickly became one of the most controversial series on the streaming platform. The show received major backlash from the families of Dahmer’s victims. They claimed that the show retraumatized them, because they were forced to see all that horrible stuff again.

Critics also criticized the series for revisiting the story of a serial killer who targeted young men. The show also received backlash after Netflix flagged the series as LGBTQ content, which the platform removed after huge backlash on social media.

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Evan Peters in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Jeffrey Dahmer’s story has made Dahmer something of a pop culture celebrity, inspiring everything from souvenir sales to Halloween costumes to a point where eBay had to ban the costume from its website.

With the renewal, the series will bring more serial killers into the limelight. And maybe they would also become a sensation for fans of true crime-based content. However, it would continue to haunt their victims, friends and families. Netflix has not confirmed the release date for the next two seasons.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream on Netflix.

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