Tuesday 4 October 2022 11:33 PM Jeffrey Dahmer series 'Monster' becomes one of 's most-watched shows of ... trends now

Tuesday 4 October 2022 11:33 PM Jeffrey Dahmer series 'Monster' becomes one of 's most-watched shows of ... trends now
Tuesday 4 October 2022 11:33 PM Jeffrey Dahmer series 'Monster' becomes one of Netflix's most-watched shows of ... trends now

Tuesday 4 October 2022 11:33 PM Jeffrey Dahmer series 'Monster' becomes one of Netflix's most-watched shows of ... trends now

Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story appears to be striking a chord with viewers.

Created by Ryan Murphy, the show about one of the most notorious American cannibal serial killers has become Netflix’s ninth most popular English-language TV series of all time, in the span of just two weeks.

Monster has been viewed for 496.1 million hours thus far, with at least 56 million households who have watched all 10 episodes of the series according to Variety

Making waves: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has become Netflix¿s ninth most popular English-language TV series of all time in the span of just two weeks

Making waves: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has become Netflix’s ninth most popular English-language TV series of all time in the span of just two weeks

The streamer measures the popularity of their shows by counting hours viewed in the first 28 days, meaning the show still has 16 days to gain an even higher spot on the chart. 

Starring Evan Peters as the serial killer known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, the show has held the number one spot on the English-language TV chart since its release, and is also the second most watched English-language series in a week ever, only beat out by season 4 of Stranger Things.

The series debuted September 21 to an audience of 196.2 million. The show chronicles the shocking murders of 17 young men and boys at the hands of the Milwaukee killer between 1978 and 1991. 

True crime: Monster has been viewed for 496.1 million hours thus far, with at least 56 million households who have watched all 10 episodes of the series according to Variety

True crime: Monster has been viewed for 496.1 million hours thus far, with at least 56 million households who have watched all 10 episodes of the series according to Variety

It retells the story of Dahmer from the perspective of his victims, and explores major mistakes Wisconsin police made in handling the probe of the notorious mass murderer, who made national headlines for acts of cannibalism and necrophilia. 

The show features at least 10 incidents in which authorities nearly took Dahmer into custody, but didn't, extending the twisted crime spree.

Peters recently admitted that portraying the serial killer was 'one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life'.

Gruesome story: Starring Evan Peters as the serial killer known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, the show has held the number one spot on the English-language TV chart since its release

Gruesome story: Starring Evan Peters as the serial killer known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, the show has held the number one spot on the English-language TV chart since its release

Shocking: The series debuted September 21 to an audience of 196.2 million and retells the story of Dahmer from the perspective of his victims

Shocking: The series debuted September 21 to an audience of 196.2 million and retells the story of Dahmer from the perspective of his victims

In an interview with Netflix, the actor, 35, said that he was 'scared' to take on the role due to Dahmer's horrific past, adding that he had to go to 'dark places' during filming to get into the mindset of the killer.

In preparation of his portrayal of the infamous murderer, Evan watched the Stone Phillips interview with the real killer, while he read a number biographies and the 1992 police report of Dahmer's confession.

In addition, the star listened to audio of the killer speaking to a psychologist or detective interviewing him, with Evan stating he was nervous about taking on the role as he noted how important it was to give an 'authentic' account to respect the victims' loved ones. 

Monster: The series chronicles the shocking murders of 17 young men and boys at the hands of the Milwaukee killer between 1978 and 1991 (Dahmer pictured in 1991)

Monster: The series chronicles the shocking murders of 17 young men and boys at the hands of the Milwaukee killer between 1978 and 1991 (Dahmer pictured in 1991)

He explained: 'It was so jaw-dropping that it all really happened that it felt important to be respectful to the victims, the victims' families, to try and tell the story as authentically as we could.'

On how tough the process was, he continued: 'Honestly, I was very scared about all the things that he did and diving into that, and trying to commit to that was absolutely

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