Netflix's controversial Dahmer series scores rare major renewal

Los Gatos, California - Netflix's controversial series DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has scored a rare double-renewal from the streamer.

DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was a big hit for Netflix despite the controversy surrounding it.
DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was a big hit for Netflix despite the controversy surrounding it.  © Jerod Harris / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The TV show is set to become an anthology series after Netflix announced that they have ordered two more seasons of the show.

Co-creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan will return to create two further installments. According to Netflix, the new seasons "will focus on other monstrous figures who have impacted society."

The show has been embroiled in controversy after the families of several of Dahmer's victims called it "re-traumatizing."

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Rita Isbell, the sister of Dahmer's 11th victim Errol Lindsey, claimed she was never contacted about the show, despite its recreation of her victim impact statement from 1992.

"It's sad that they're just making money off of this tragedy. That's just greed," Isbell said, per People.

Shirley Hughes, the mother of Dahmer's 12th victim Tony Hughes, also called out the show's inaccuracy, saying that the events did not occur as the show portrayed them.

Creators including Murphy have clapped back, saying they reached out to the families before production began, and that "not a single person responded to us in that process."

Despite the immense criticism the show garnered, Monster shattered Netflix records and dominated the streaming giant's viewership charts.

Netflix has also renewed another of Murphy's series, The Watcher, for a second season.

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