Every Netflix subscriber has likely heard of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story at this point. Whether you’ve watched the show or not, there’s no way you could have missed it. As of October 6, the series holds the number one spot in Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows.
The series is a fictionalized retelling of murderer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer’s life and the story of his victims. The serial killer murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.
Some of his murders also involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts. The unfortunate reason he got away with the crimes for over a decade is partly due to systemic racism and its impact on the police force.
It’s no secret the show has become a Netflix hit. And though the story came to a neat resolution, you might wonder if a second season is in store at Netflix.
Will there be another season of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story?
As of writing this, Netflix hasn’t indicated that Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story season 2 is in the works. That makes sense as we saw everything already—Dahmer growing up, the murders and other heinous acts he committed, his trial, and eventual death.
But that doesn’t mean Ryan Murphy couldn’t turn the series into an anthology. The viewership numbers that came in from the Dahmer story are one of the highest Netflix has seen. Monster was able to bring in 196.2 million viewers in its first week. The numbers are almost identical to Bridgerton season 2 and Stranger Things season 4.
Because of this, Netflix might want to keep the same format but focus on someone else. Could it be John Wayne Gacy? The inclusion of this serial killer in Monster felt unnecessary. But perhaps his inclusion is hinting at something more. We’ll have to wait and see if any news comes from Netflix!
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is streaming now on Netflix.