Production delayed on Ryan Murphy’s ‘MONSTERS: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story’
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Production delayed on Ryan Murphy's 'MONSTERS: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story'

After the immense success of Ryan Murphy’s DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storystarring Evan Peters as the infamous serial killer, the series has been renewed for two more seasons focusing on other true crime stories. 

Murphy and Ian Brennan’s next project will be MONSTERS: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, which will explore the murders of José and Mary Louise ‘Kitty’ Menéndez by their two sons and the subsequent trial.  

The brothers killed their parents in 1989, claiming they committed the crime after many years of sexual and physical abuse at the hands of their father. They argued that the murders were carried out with the fear that their father would kill them if they were to expose his alleged abuse.  

Prosecutors believed the pair killed their affluent parents to inherit their wealth. As a result, the brothers were charged and sentenced to life imprisonment.

However, Netflix has announced that they’ve got “exclusive access to Lyle and Erik Menendez for a forthcoming documentary feature.”

With the popularity of DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which is one of the streamer’s most-watched English-language productions after Stranger Things and Wednesday, it’s no surprise that Netflix has decided to transform the show into an anthology series. 

Yet, due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes, production has been halted, with no word on when it will continue. The show is scheduled for release in 2024.