As a result of the success of the series about the serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, Netflix announced that they will shoot two more seasons of "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story". Despite the controversy surrounding the series, just 12 days after its release, "Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" has accumulated almost more than 300 million hours of viewing.
Since it became one of the nine most-watched English television series of all time, it's no wonder Netflix was so keen to renew it. However, the next two seasons will not continue to follow the horrific murders of the "Milwaukee Monster" Jeffrey Dahmer.
Instead, it will focus on "other monstrous figures who have influenced society." Although the streaming platform has not yet confirmed which figures will be featured in the new season, some fans of true crime documentaries are speculating that they could include Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy.
Should serial killers be given so much space ?
In addition to the popularity of the series, which is reflected in the viewership, the news of the new two seasons caused different reactions. Many pointed out that serial killers should not be given so much space.
"Following the record-breaking success of DAHMER - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Ryan Murphy & Ian Brennan will create two more installments that will focus on other monstrous figures who have impacted society. A second season of The Watcher has also been greenlit!" reads Netlix's tweet.
Netflix has not only announced a new season of "Monster", but also the series "The Watcher", which also follows the story of the cannibal Dahmer. In a statement, Bela Bajaria said, "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." The dates for the new seasons of the series have not yet been announced.