Netflix has finally announced the first details for Monsters Season 2, which serves as a follow-up to last year’s Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The first installment broke streaming records by garnering 1 billion hours of watchtime within its first 60 days.
The first Monsters Season 2 trailer confirms the second installment of the anthology will be titled Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story. The limited series will center around the infamous murder case from the early 1990s, involving two brothers from a wealthy family who were convicted of killing their parents. The video also includes a snippet of the Menendez brothers’ real 9-11 call during the night of the murder.
Check out Monsters Season 2 teaser trailer below (watch more trailers):
Who are the Menendez Brothers?
In 1989, José and Kitty were shot multiple times with a shotgun at their Beverly Hills mansion. Their children, Lyle and Erik Menendez, weren’t originally under suspicion. However, due to the siblings excessive spending following the deaths of their parents, they were ultimately pointed out as potential suspects. The prosecution accused them of killing their parents for their inheritance. During the highly-publicized trials, the brothers revealed that they both suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of their father, which compelled them to murder their parents out of fear for their lives.
In 1996, Lyle and Erik Menendez were officially sentenced to life in prison. According to the outlet, Netflix also has “exclusive access” to the brothers for an upcoming documentary about the controversial case.
Monsters is co-created and executive produced by longtime collaborators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. The future installments of Monsters will tell the stories of other monstrous figures who have impacted society.
The first season starred Evan Peters (American Horror Story), Niecy Nash (Scream Queens), Penelope Ann Miller (American Crime), Shaun J. Brown (Run), and Colin Ford (Daybreak), plus Oscar winner Richard Jenkins. For his performance as the titular serial killer, Peters won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Miniseries.