Netflix orders two more seasons of ‘Monster’

It might not have had the most succinct title, but DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was a huge success at Netflix. In the first 28 days on the streaming service, subscribers watched 856 million hours of the series, which starred Evan Peters as the infamous serial killer. It’s the second biggest season of a show in Netflix history – second only Stranger Things 4 and ahead of other megahits such as Bridgerton Season 1 and 2, Stranger Things 3and The Witcher Season 1. Netflix estimates that in the next few weeks, DAHMER will cross 1 billion hours watched.

Dahmer’s story doesn’t necessarily lend itself to additional seasons — but the concept of shows about horrible people does. Today, Netflix announced that they have ordered two more seasons of what they are now just calling Monsterfrom creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. These seasons, the claim, “will tell the stories of other monstrous figures that have affected society.” They have not yet revealed who these monsters will be. At the same time, they also renewed Murphy and Brennan’s other recent Netflix series, The guard.

Here was Netflix head of global TV Bela Bajaria in the news:

The audience can’t take their eyes off the 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 captivate audiences worldwide. The back-to-back strength of these two series is due to Ryan’s distinctive original voice, which created a cultural sensation, and we’re excited to continue telling stories in the Monster and Watcher universes.

What happened DAHMER such a huge hit with viewers? Was it Dahmer himself? If so, Monster may not last longer than the two additional seasons. Of course, there seems to be no end to the monsters in our world, so this could be a franchise on Netflix for a very long time to come.

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