Are you ready for another season of the hit anthology series, “Monster”? Well, hold onto your weaves, because Netflix has just announced that the next season will focus on none other than the Menendez Brothers. That’s right, the same Menendez Brothers who famously killed their parents in 1989. Who knew rehashing trauma could be so binge-worthy?
The biggest question on everyone’s mind has to be who will play the killers, Lyle and Erik Menendez. Personally, I’m rooting for Disney’s Cole and Dylan Sprouse, but I wouldn’t be mad if they casted the Property Brothers instead. I mean, the Menendez brothers weren’t twins, but whatever.
Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see how “Monster” tackles the Menendez Brothers story. Will it be as successful and polarizing as the season about Jeffrey Dahmer? Whatever the case may be, one thing’s for sure: I’ll have my ass firmly planted in front of my TV with a bowl of popcorn when it drops. Who needs true crime podcasts when you can have a whole series dedicated to the Menendez Brothers?
DAHMER was just the beginning.
Ryan Murphy (Halston, Ratched, Hollywood, The Prom, The Boys in the Band, The Watcher) has announced the latest installment of his and Ian Brennan’s Monster anthology series: Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story is slated to arrive in 2024.
Created by Murphy and Brennan, the first iteration of Monster, DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, zeroed in on Jeffrey Dahmer (Evan Peters) and the 17 gruesome murders he committed between 1978 and 1991. The series also gives voice to Dahmer’s next-door neighbor Glenda Cleveland (Niecy Nash-Betts), who tried to warn the authorities about his suspicious behavior but was repeatedly ignored.
Monster exposed Dahmer’s unconscionable crimes — many of them on young gay men of color — and centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.
DAHMER was a record-breaking success on Netflix, reaching 1 billion view hours in its first 60 days. The 10-episode series is only one of four series, including Stranger Things and Squid Game, to achieve such a milestone. Hot off the first iterations’s success, Monster was picked up for two additional installments of following notorious figures who left their mark on society.
To date for DAHMER, Niecy Nash-Betts has won the Critics Choice Award for best supporting actress in a limited series, the NAACP Image Award for outstanding actress in a limited series and received both SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her performance. Peters took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a limited series and received a SAG nomination for his portrayal.
Netflix also has exclusive access to Lyle and Erik Menendez for a forthcoming documentary feature.