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‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ 3rd Netflix Series To Break 1B

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Netflix’s hit true crime series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is now the third series on the streamer to break 1 Billion viewed hours. Based on the true story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the series premiered on September 21, 2022. It soon became the streamer’s top-rated show. Now, after Squid Game and Stranger Things Season 4, the series has successfully crossed the 1 Billion mark within 60 days of its premiere. How did this happen? Keep reading to find out the details!

Netflix’s Monster Now Renewed For Two More Seasons

While it did take Monster a bit longer to reach the 1 Billion mark, the other two titles did so in under a month. The Evans Peters starring true crime series continued to stay on Netflix’s top 10 list three weeks after its premiere. As per Meaww, it also registered as one of Netflix’s most-watched series in the streamer’s history. Within the initial two weeks of its release, the series bagged 496 Million hours of viewership with 56 Million households tuning in.

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Although the series was initially created as a limited one, the massive viewer response inspired the makers and Netflix to overturn the decision. More so, the streamer recently announced that the series has now been renewed for another two seasons. Dahmer’s story took up the first season of the series. So, the future seasons will likely cover other notorious serial killers throughout history.

Monster Has Several Records And Controversies Alike

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story currently holds several records that include:

  • Netflix’s Global Top 10 (7 weeks)
  • Top 10 in 92 different countries
  • Most Watched All-Time English TV (Number 2)

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The series was praised for its accuracy, storytelling, and vivid cinematography. However, it wasn’t devoid of backlash and controversies as well. Viewers called out the series for its apparent lack of respect for the victims’ families. Moreover, several families of the victims also reported that they were never contacted about the show and claimed they were left utterly blindsided by it.

Moreover, Netflix faced severe criticism from the LGBTQ+ community for labeling the series as an LGBTQ show. However, Ryan Murphy wasn’t happy about the backlash because the cannibalistic killer, Dahmer, was part of that community.

Evans Peters Bags Attention For Exceptional Acting Skills

Lately, there has been an increase in demand for true crime stories. This is why the creators have tapped into the genre creating a masterpiece for Netflix. They didn’t even skimp on quality for their depiction of the story of the Milwaukee Cannibal. Evans Peters bagged all the attention for his chilling portrayal of the serial killer.

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However, the entire cast is stellar as well. From Niecy Nash as Glenda Cleveland (the neighbor) to Richard Jenkins as Lionel Dahmer (Jeffrey’s father), each and every actor was cast to perfection.

What do you think of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’s latest milestone? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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