Monster’ And ‘The Watcher’ Renewed By Netflix: After several failures, Ryan Murphy is finally finding success with the streaming service. It was revealed on Netflix on Monday that the two most current programs produced by the company for the streaming service, “Monster” and “The Watcher,” would be getting renewed for additional seasons.
Both episodes, based on true crimes, were developed by Murphy and his frequent coworker Ian Brennan, who debuted this fall, and were billed as miniseries. Originally titled “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” the second and third seasons of “Monster” will instead serve as an anthology series centered on various historical people considered to be “monstrous.” The second season of “The Watcher,” which Murphy and Brennan co-created with Eric Newman, will continue with the same characters as the first. likewise, now we can see people searching for Monster’ And ‘The Watcher’ Renewed By Netflix
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Global TV president for Netflix Bela Bajaria stated in a statement, “Audiences can’t keep their eyes off ‘Monster’ and ‘The Watcher. Creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan of “Monster” and Eric Newman of “The Watcher” are brilliant storytellers who won over viewers everywhere. We are excited to continue delivering stories in the ‘Monster’ and ‘Watcher’ universes, which have become cultural phenomena because of Ryan’s distinctive original voice.
Speaking with Leslie Grossman, Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story: NYC star, Leslie said, “This season is very personal.”
Season one of “Monster” followed the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, a notorious serial killer who murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991, primarily black queer men.
Dahmer was portrayed by Evan Peters, a regular collaborator of Murphy’s. The first season, also starring Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, Niecy Nash, and Michael Learned, was an enormous hit for Netflix, with 934 million hours of viewing time in the month following its September 21 premiere. The season is the second highest-viewed English-language TV season on the streamer after “Stranger Things 4,” and Netflix estimates that the show will likely hit 1 billion hours viewed in several weeks.
The 2018 New York Magazine feature story “The Haunting of a Dream House” by Reeves Wiedeman inspired “The Watcher.” Nora and Dean Brannock, played by Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale, are a married couple who move into their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey, only to start receiving cryptic messages from an unknown sender who signs themselves “The Watcher.”
Even though the season finale seemed to be pointing toward one figure as the stalker, the show concluded ambiguously, leaving the actual perpetrator’s identity a mystery. The cast included Mia Farrow, Terry Kinney, Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Kind, and Margo Martindale.
Among Netflix’s top 10 series, both shows quickly rose to the top spot due to their popularity. Comparatively, reviews for “The Watcher” were generally positive, whereas evaluations for “Monster” were far more scathing. Despite its popularity, “Monster” was met with solid internet outrage from those who believed it glorified Dahmer at the expense of his victims.
The extensions are happening at a tense period in Netflix and Murphy’s relationship. The creator of “Glee” and “American Horror Story” signed a $300 million agreement with the streaming service in 2018 to develop new shows over five years.
Since then, Murphy’s Netflix projects, including ‘The Politician,’ “Hollywood,” “Ratched,” and “Halston” have gotten generally negative reviews and haven’t become as successful as his work at Fox and FX. Both “The Watcher” and “Monster” have been hugely successful for Murphy on the streaming service. These extensions ensure that the streaming service will continue working with Murphy beyond the original contract expires in July 2019.
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