Netflix turns Ryan Murphy’s ‘Monster’ limited series into an anthology with two more seasons


jeffrey-dahmer-still – Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix cashes in on the monumental success of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s limited series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Despite receiving backlash for the apparent mishandling of communications with the families of the killer’s victims, the streaming giant has ordered two more episodes of the anthology series torturously featuring “other characters monstrous that have had an impact on society”.

“The audience can’t take their eyes off Freak and The ObserverBela Bajaria, head of Global TV, Netflix, said in a statement, noting Murphy and Brennan’s other series created with Eric Newman, which has been renewed for a second season. due to Ryan’s distinct original voice that has created cultural sensations and we are excited to continue telling stories in the Freak and Observer universe”.

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The research and creation process Jeffrey Dahmer’s Storywhich stars Evan Peters in the lead role, ran for more than three years, during which Murphy says he attempted to contact the families of the victims, refuting claims that they had been completely blindsided by the graphic series.

“In the three, three and a half years that we really wrote it, worked on it, we reached out to 20, about 20 of the families and friends of the victims trying to get feedback, trying to talk to people,” a he said (via The Hollywood Reporter), “and not a single person has responded to us in this process.”

“I feel like Netflix should have asked if we mind or how we feel about doing it,” Rita Isbell, sister of Dahmer victim Errol Lindsey, previously said. Initiated. “They didn’t ask me anything. They just did. But I’m not hungry for money, and that’s what it’s all about, Netflix trying to get paid.

In less than two months, Jeffrey Dahmer’s Story became the second most popular English-language television season on Netflix with over 934 million hours watched. It should reach 1 billion hours in the coming weeks.

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