Netflix is going the “Monster” anthology route, with the streamer ordering two more seasons of the series. Netflix has ordered Season 2 of “The Watcher.”
Both shows were created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. “Monster” premiered on September 21st, “The Spectator” premiered on October 13th.
The first season of “Monster” was officially titled “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” and followed the life and crimes of the terrifying serial killer. The two new episodes will each focus on “other giants who have influenced society,” according to Netflix.
“Monster” proved to be a huge success, debuting on both the Netflix and Nielsen streaming charts. It was also the number one show on the Nielsen chart for three consecutive weeks. According to Netflix, the streamer is the second most popular UK TV season to date.
“Viewers can’t take their eyes off ‘Monster’ and ‘The Watcher,'” said Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global TV. The creative team of Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan on ‘Monster’ along with Eric Newman on ‘The Watcher’ are masterful storytellers who have captivated audiences around the world. The strength of these two back-to-back series is Ryan’s distinctly original voice that created cultural sensations and we’re excited to continue telling stories in the ‘Monster’ and ‘Watcher’ universes.
Evan Peters plays Dahmer in “Monster,” which also stars Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, Michael Temar, and Nicci Nash. Murphy and Brennan served as executive producers along with Peters, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Evan Peters and Janet Mock. Carl Franklin directed and executive produced the first episode. Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson served as consulting producer.
“The Watcher” is based on a true story and follows a family who moves to their dream home and starts receiving mysterious letters from a man who calls himself a watchman. The first season cast includes: Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Coolidge, Mia Farrow, Margot Martindale, Terry Kinney, Joe Mantello, Richard Kind and more.
Murphy and Brennan executive produce with Eric Newman, Watts, Martin Woodall, Kovtun, Brian Unkles, Paris Barkley, Ariel Schulman, Henry Just and Scoop Wasserstein.