This article discusses the possibility of Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Season 2 and its renewed or canceled status. It may contain spoilers.
READ: Our spoiler-free season review.
READ: Our explanation of the ending.
Contemporary culture’s fascination with serial killers continues, and the latest entry into the storied subgenre of “famous actors playing demented murderers” is that of Ryan Murphy. Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. It’s not a docuseries, though (coming in October, with the final season of Conversations with a Killer focusing on Dahmer), but rather a well-acted and impressive drama in which longtime Murphy collaborator Evan Peters plays the famous Milwaukee freak in what’s almost a live-read from his Wikipedia page.
But by focusing on the victims of the killer, this series confuses humanity with a dark, tortured aesthetic that truly languishes in the suffering of the young men targeted by Dahmer. Despite this sinister hook, however, the series will invariably do insane numbers for Netflix, which means people will be interested in its future. Here’s everything we know.
Renewed or canceled – will there be a Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Season 2?
The limited series has always been designed to be a unique affair. It chronicles the full sweep of Dahmer’s life and crimes, and builds up to his death in prison, and the sense of closure that comes with it. There’s no room for the series to really progress, even if it works well for the streamer.
However, there’s a lot of mileage in the concept, and Ryan Murphy never had an idea he couldn’t fully exploit. Talented actors in Murphy’s Circle, playing everyone from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy – who has a cameo in this series finale; John Carroll Lynch is presumably sitting by the phone as I type this – for perhaps lesser-known psychopaths, this seems like an idea that would certainly be of interest to Netflix and the vast potential demographic.
We will have to wait and see. Either way, the mainstream audience’s appetite for the macabre all but guarantees that while we may not see another season of this show, we’ll likely see one very similar sooner rather than later.
You can stream Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story exclusively on Netflix.
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