Netflix, on the hunt for new franchises as it prepares to say goodbye stranger things, makes a bet on the Ryan Murphy-Verse. The streamer said Monday that he plans to start filming Murphy’s breakout hit Dahmer – Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer into an anthology and has ordered two more episodes of the show, which will focus on new — but equally terrifying — people. It has also renewed true crime series The Observer for a second season.
“The spectators can’t take their eyes off it monster and The Observer,” bela bajaria, Netflix’s head of global television said in a statement, calling members of the shows’ creative teams — including Murphy employees Ian Brennan and Eric Newman—”Master storytellers who have captivated audiences around the world.”
Murphy has been one of Netflix’s most prolific creators since signing an overall deal with the company in 2018. But none of his previous projects – including The politician, Hollywood, Ratchet, and throat tone— broke out like his last two shows. Netflix subscribers watched more than 934 million hours monster since its debut on September 21, even as the Evan Peters-led series has been criticized for exploiting the infamous serial killer’s mostly black victims. monster is the second most watched English-language TV service of all time, after Netflix’s fourth season stranger things. Murphy followed monster with the premiere on October 13 from The Observer, what stars Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale as a real-life couple whose plan to move into their dream home was turned upside down when they began receiving terrifying letters in the mail from someone who only identified themselves as “The Watcher”.
monster complements Murphy’s franchise collection, which also includes Fox 9-1-1 and FX American Horror Story and American crime thriller. The renewal of both shows strengthens Netflix and Murphy’s relationship as their original five-year deal nears its expiration date in the summer of 2023 and speculation mounts as to whether Murphy will be making a move.
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