Ryan Murphy Anthology Series ‘Monster’ Gets Order For Two More Seasons After Huge Success of Season 1

Which killer will we see next in Ryan Murphy’s Monster?

Despite its imperfections, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was a massive hit on Netflix. The first season, which featured serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, is close to reaching 1 billion view hours on the website. As the show moves to the big record, Netflix has announced that they have ordered two more seasons with Ryan Murphy and will chronicle the lives of two serial killers who created a massive impact on society. The names are yet to be disclosed.

About Monster

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The numbers for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story were revealed by Netflix themselves, so we cannot clarify for certain if it’s reliable. But they revealed that the viewership is presently at 900 million view hours, making it one of the most-watched shows on the platform. Aside from Monster, Netflix has also ordered a second season of The Watcher. Bela Bajaria, head of Global TV at Netflix, applauded the two shows and praised creators Murphy and Ian Brennan, along with The Watcher’s Eric Newman.

Ryan Murphy and Brennan had also created Hollywood, The Politician, and Ratched for the streamer, but they hadn’t achieved the same levels of success.

The Controversy


While Monster was a massive success, it came with a fair amount of controversy. The show was criticized for profiting off real-life tragedies, and some pointed out that they could’ve represented Dahmer’s victims better. Then there were the odd Twitter groups that seemed to sympathize with Dahmer, sparking further outrage.

Let’s wait and see if Netflix and Ryan Murphy take this criticism in stride and work on making the upcoming seasons more nuanced, making watchers truly sympathize with the victims.

Monster is currently streaming on Netflix.