Jeffrey Dahmer Netflix Show ‘Monster’ Unsettles Twitter

Netflix was the most talked about streaming service during the week of September 19-25 thanks to the launch of “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” The series created by Ryan Murphy has risen to the top of Variety Trending TV chart following its full season debut on Sept. 23 with over 918,000 Twitter engagements.

Over the weekend, the show ranked #1 on streamers’ most-watched list in countries around the world. As some learned more about the real-life serial killer’s story from Evan Peters’ portrayal, others begged viewers not to fantasize about him or romanticize the killer just because of the actor portraying him. the character. Many others urged people to remember the victims: the 17 men and boys Dahmer was convicted of killing in 1992.

The 10-episode limited series is one of several projects Murphy has overseen as part of his overall deal with Netflix, which is said to be between $250 million and $300 million. Other projects he’s brought to the streamer since signing the deal in 2018 include “Ratched,” “The Politician,” “The Prom,” and “Hollywood.”

The runner-up spot was the online sequel to last week’s Emmys on NBC. The awards show, which had the lowest viewership ever when it aired on September 19, drew another 489,000 engagements this week – down sharply from last week’s 18 million engagements .

Rounding out the Top 3 are the Oscars on ABC with over 460,000 engagements. The spike was due to conversations surrounding this year’s contenders, as actors revealed which categories they were submitting their work to. One particular category that heated Twitter was Best Actress, which is expected to include submissions from Viola Davis (“The Woman King”), Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”), Cate Blanchett (“Tár”), Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) and Ana de Armas (“Blonde”).

In fourth place with nearly 300,000 engagements was ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” the Quinta Brunson-created workplace comedy about a group of teachers at an underfunded public school. The second season premiered on September 21, days after the series won three of the seven Emmys for which it was nominated.

Fans were also excited about the recurring guest role of Leslie Odom Jr. and the first surprise of Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty, who stopped by the school on the students’ first day of class.

“There are a lot of people who could be iconic in Philadelphia. There are many people who could be loved in Philadelphia. None of them come close to the love and admiration that is given to Gritty,” said recent Emmy winner Sheryl Lee Ralph. Variety following the episode.

Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke’s debut as adult versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent, respectively, in the sixth episode of “House of the Dragon” also sparked interest this week. The HBO series landed in fifth place in this week’s rankings with nearly 244,000 Twitter engagements. The episode featured a 10-year time jump that advanced the internal strife within House Targaryen, first discussed in George RR Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”

Another topic of conversation was “The Witcher” at Netflix. The streaming service announced the release date for the third season at its Tudum fan event on September 24, along with the release date for spin-off series “The Witcher: Blood Origin.” The new show debuts on Christmas Day, while the original fantasy starring Henry Cavill returns in the summer of 2023.

Both shows saw a surge in Twitter engagements following the announcements as the franchise continues to be strong for the streamer. In addition to the “Blood Origin” limited series, there are also plans for an anime feature film and an in-universe family show.

Netflix also revealed the Season 5 premiere date for “The Crown” during Tudum, earning an additional 159,000 engagements for that series. A few weeks ago, the show topped the trending charts after the death of Queen Elizabeth. Now, fans are sharing cast photos and speculating what the new season will be about ahead of the Nov. 9 release.

Disney+’s latest “Star Wars” series, “Andor,” also made this week’s charts, drawing just over 156,000 engagements after its three-episode debut on Sept. 21. Fans and critics alike are praising the two-season limited series for its departure from its traditional “Star Wars” television model and focusing on characters outside of the Mandalorian/Skywalker worlds.

“Where ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘Boba Fett’ and ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ wove their biggest reveals into the larger fabric of the Lucasfilm universe, ‘Andor’ doesn’t rush to those moments that could make gasp fans out of sheer gratitude,” Variety chief television critic Caroline Framke wrote in her review.

“Instead, it does something even more startling: it tells the stories of people who have nothing to do with Solos, Skywalkers, or Palpatines, but whose lives matter nonetheless.”

Rounding out this week’s picture are two more Netflix entries: “Heartstopper” with nearly 122,000 engagements and “Bridgerton” with nearly 113,000 engagements.

The former series has announced that it has launched production on its second season – news that avid fans have happily shared online. “Bridgerton,” meanwhile, sparked conversations after Netflix released the first official images from the prequel series “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” during the Tudum event.

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