Monster Season 2: Javier Bardem Set to Join Real-Life Murder Series After Evan Peters’ Jeffrey Dahmer Broke Netflix Record

Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny join forces in Netflix's Monster Season 2.

Monster Season 2: Javier Bardem Set to Join Real-Life Murder Series After Evan Peters’ Jeffrey Dahmer Broke Netflix Record

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  • Following the huge success of its first season, Netflix renewed the true crime anthology series Monster.
  • The Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem has joined the cast of the next season of Monster series alongside Chloë Sevigny.
  • Monster Season 2 will center around the infamous Menendez brothers case.
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Following the huge success of the first season of the true crime anthology series, Monster, Netflix renewed it for a second season. Starring Evan Peters, the first season of the show delved into the chilling narrative of the infamous American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. It became one of the most successful shows on the streaming platform, recording over 1 billion hours of viewtime. While it was initially envisioned as a limited series, the overwhelming success prompted Netflix to renew the show for two more seasons.

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Evan Peters in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Recent updates related to the show have revealed that the Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem has joined the next season of the show alongside Chloë Sevigny.

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Netflix Casts Javier Bardem in Monster Season 2

Known for starring in movies like No Country For Old Men and Skyfall, Javier Bardem has joined the cast of the next season of Netflix’s Monster series, as per Variety. The Oscar-winning actor is set to star alongside the acclaimed actress Chloë Sevigny.

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Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men

The series, known for exploring true crime narratives, previously featured Jeffrey Dahmer’s story. The upcoming season, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, will center around the infamous Menendez brothers case.

Season 2 will delve into the tragic events of 1989 when Lyle and Erik Menendez killed their parents, José and Kitty Menendez, in their Beverly Hills home. Nicholas Chavez and Cooper Koch have been cast as the Menendez brothers, and Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny will portray their parents, José and Kitty Menendez.

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Chloë Sevigny in The Girl from Plainville (2022)

Executive-produced by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story is expected to premiere later this year. With the addition of Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny to the cast, the next season is expected to continue the success of the true crime series on the streaming platform.

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Was a Huge Hit For Netflix

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story captivated audiences with its chilling exploration of one of the most notorious criminals. Shortly after its debut, the series claimed the top spot on Netflix, swiftly becoming one of the most-watched English-language TV shows on the platform.

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

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The Jeffrey Dahmer Story soon became the third series to cross 1 billion hours of audience viewership on Netflix after Squid Game and Stranger Things Season 4. The show’s popularity is reflected in its impressive current ranking as the third most popular English-language series on Netflix. As it expands its exploration of high-profile criminal cases, the next season of the show is expected to reach new heights with the gripping true crime story that captivated the nation.

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

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Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story is expected to be released in 2024.

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