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Netflix greenlight 'Monster' for two more seasons after Jeffrey Dahmer series success

Following the wild success of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix have renewed the show for two more seasons.

The next two seasons of the Ryan Murphy-created programme will dramatise other stories about similarly odious historical figures. In a press release, Netflix said the two future installments of Monster will tell “stories of other monstrous figures who have impacted society.” However, more details are yet to be specified. Murphy is also the person behind Netflix’s other current hit show, The Watcher, which has been renewed too.

In a statement, head of global television at Netflix, 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.”

Meanwhile, Evan Peters, who stars as Dahmer in the Netflix programme, recently revealed he spent months in character as the serial killer. Speaking at a Q&A about the series, Peters said it took “four months of prep, six months of shooting”.

“He has a very straight back. He doesn’t move his arms when he walks, so I put weights on my arms to see what that felt like,” Peters added. “I wore the character’s shoes with lifts in it, his jeans, his glasses, I had a cigarette in my hand at all times.” 

Watch the trailer for Monster below.