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“Are they making a serial killer universe now?”: Netflix Reportedly Expanding Monster Franchise After Jeffrey Dahmer Success Despite Causing Severe Trauma to Real-Life Victims 

After Jeffrey Dahmer, Netflix now turns its focus to other serial killers.

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

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

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

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Renewed For Two More Seasons

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

Along with the true crime-based thriller series starring Evan Peters, Netflix has also announced a second season for The Watcher. The head of Global TV at Netflix, Bela Bajaria, praised the creators of both shows. 

Bela Bajaria, the head of Global TV at Netflix
Bela Bajaria, the head of Global TV at Netflix

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,” Bela Bajaria said.

The upcoming season of the show is also expected to be directed by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. The Netflix original has been followed by controversies ever since its release. Hence the news was not so pleasing to many people. People are now asking why there is a need to renew such a series.

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One of the Most Controversial Shows on Netflix

Following its release and huge success, the series soon became one of the most controversial series on the streaming platform. The show received a major backlash from the families of Dahmer’s victims. They claimed that the series retraumatized them, as they are forced to revisit all those horrible things. 

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

Evan Peters FandomWire
Evan Peters in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has somehow made Dahmer a pop-culture celebrity, inspiring everything from memorabilia sales to Halloween costumes to a level 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, victims’ friends, and families. Netflix has not confirmed the release date for the upcoming two seasons.

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

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.