Ryan Murphy says ‘The Watcher’ won’t renew on Netflix in 2024
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Ryan Murphy says ‘The Watcher’ won’t renew on Netflix in 2024

We’re somehow over a month into 2024, and the year’s Netflix schedule is starting to piece together like a jigsaw puzzle. Director Ryan Murphy has now revealed that, due to some hold-ups in production, season two of The Watcher will not arrive in 2024. 

The Watcher first aired in 2022, around the same time as the Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story hype. Like Dahmer, The Watcher became a colossal hit, entering the all-time top ten with 447.10 million hours watched in the first 90 days, equating to 79.60 completed viewing equivalents.

Murphy announced that the successful series would receive a second season in late 2022, but various hold-ups, including the strike action last year, have led to severe delays. The production team had hoped to release season two in 2024, but it’s now looking more likely to arrive in 2025. 

The news arrived via an Instagram post. Ryan Murphy Productions posted a picture detailing the shows set to arrive in 2024 while celebrating the recent accolade of Feud: Capote vs The Swans becoming the most-watched TV on Hulu.

Feud: Capote vs The Swans is the first of seven shows I have coming out in 2024. Thank you to everyone who tuned in and instantly made it Number One on FX/Hulu,” it read. 

The AHS Zone listed the seven shows: 9-1-1 (Season 7), 9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 5), American Horror Stories (Season 4), American Horror Story: Delicate (Part 2), FEUD (Season 2), Gladiator: American Sports Story and Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menéndez Story

Other notable titles expected to return in 2025 instead of 2024 include Virgin River season 6, Ginny & Georgia season 3, Sweet Magnolias season 4, and Stranger Things season 5.

Watch the trailer for The Watcher season one below.