At the end of 2022, we learned that after DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, we would receive two additional seasons of what would now become an anthology series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. Now we have learned what season 2 will be: MONSTERS: The Story of Lyle and Erik Menendez. This is what we know so far.
At the time of initial publication, DAHMER remains one of Netflix’s most-watched series of all time, currently ranking third behind only Strange things and Wednesday on the list in English.
Netflix announced season 2, to be called «MONSTERS: The Lyle & Erik Menendez Story,» on May 1, 2023, with a new title card teaser.
In addition to the new drama series, Netflix announced that they have «exclusive access to Lyle and Erik Menendez for an upcoming documentary.»
Who were Lyle and Erik Menendez?
The series will focus on the two brothers who infamously murdered their wealthy parents, José and Kitty Menéndez, in their Beverly Hills home in 1989.
The brothers, who were 21 and 18 at the time, claimed they acted in self-defense due to years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. However, the prosecution argued that the murders were motivated by greed and a desire to inherit their parents’ fortune.
No doubt much of the story will take place in the courtroom, which was highly publicized and lasted for months, garnering the nation’s attention and eventually the couple will be indicted.
imprisoned in initially separate prisons, older brother Lyle was housed at Mule Creek State Prison from 1996 to 2018, while Erik served his sentence at Pleasant Valley Prison. The pair reunited in 2018 at the RJ Donovan Correctional Center in San Diego.
The pair recently hit the headlines again in 2021, with many on social media defending the two brothers.
Who will be Netflix season 3? Monster cover?
There’s no word on Monster’s third season as of yet, but we’ve gone over some names of who might appear in future installments of the anthology crime series here.
Of course, Ryan Murphy’s other hit 2022 show, The vigilant, will also return for a future season on Netflix. For more renewed shows coming soon to Netflix, check out our guide here.
Just a broad 2024 release date for the second season of Monster has been given so far.
Soon you will be able to add the second season of Monster to your Netflix queue via the link here.