A new collaboration between Netflix and Ryan Murphy

May 5, 2023773 min
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Ryan Murphy attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

True-crime series are very popular with Netflix subscribers, as evidenced by the recent success of the series “Dahmer” created by Ryan Murphy. And as we do not change a recipe that has proven itself, the streaming giant has just announced season 2 of “Monster”, which is now an anthology.

Last September, Netflix put online the series Dahmer co-created by Ryan Murphy. As the name suggests, it focuses on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (played by Evan Peters), infamous for murdering 17 young men between 1978 and 1991. As a result of his particularly sordid crimes, he was nicknamed “the cannibal of Milwaukee”. Since its release, the series has been viewed millions of times, becoming one of the most-watched programs of all time on Netflix.

In November 2022, Netflix announced that the program would become an anthology. Thus, after Dahmer, other programs inspired by stories of true sordid crimes will be born. And today we discover the subject of the next series: it is the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez. It will be broadcast in 2024.

Joseph Lyle and Erik Galen Menendez are two American brothers, known for murdering their parents in August 1989 in Beverly Hills with shotguns. After a highly publicized trial, they were sentenced to life in prison.

There is a very large grey area concerning the motivations of the two brothers. Indeed, if they declared to have been sexually abused by their father during their childhood, it is possible that this double murder was also motivated by the parents’ fortune amounting to 14 million dollars.

This amount that the two brothers quickly spent, before being arrested after the police viewed the sessions with their psychologist.

Before Netflix, this case had already been brought to the screen in season 1 of the series Law and Order True Crime in 2017. The two brothers were played by actors Gus Halper and Miles Gaston Villanueva.

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