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Netflix Expands Ryan Murphy's Monster Universe, & Renews The Watcher For Season 2




With Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story becoming the second most watched series in the history of Netflix's existence (the first being Stranger Things), it should come as no surprise that the streaming service is hungry for more content regarding real-life serial killers.


Deadline is reporting that after the success of Dahmer, Netflix is expanding on their Monster universe with two additional installments, and after the success of Murphy's and Glee co-creator Ian Brennan's other series The Watcher, the latter series has been granted a second season.


Deadline notes, “Neither move is a surprise given the ratings success of both shows, particularly the outsized ratings of Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which is on course to reach 1B hours viewed in the coming weeks.”


Netflix didn't reveal which serial killer stories they will cover, but they did say that they will “tell the stories of other monstrous figures who have impacted society”.


Here's what Bela Bajaria, Head of Global TV, Netflix, said in a statement shared by Deadline this afternoon, “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. The back-to-back force of these two series is due to Ryan’s distinct original voice which created cultural sensations and we are thrilled to continue telling stories in the Monster and Watcher universes.”


Dahmer was hard to watch, but necessary, especially from the amount of people I was surprised to hear weren't even aware of what Jeffrey Dahmer had done.


I did love how the series pointed out ournflawed judicial system, the failure of cops acting on crimes that plague the black and gay community, and how Dahmer's privilege allowed him to literallymget away with murder for decades.


As for The Watcher, I thought it started off promising, but was disappointed by the finale. We'll see if Ryan can redeem himself with season 2, but like most of his shows, they start off good but halfway through have no idea where the hell to go creatively.





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