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Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story: Release Date Prediction, Cast, and Everything to Know

The new season will focus on convicted killers Lyle and Erik Menendez

Liam Mathews

Netflix's Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, from creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, was a massive hit, so it only makes sense that the streamer would order more of it. And it did! In November 2022, Netflix renewed the series for two more seasons. But it was only in May 2023 when we found out who would be the subjects of Season 2: the Menendez brothers. 

Gradually, we're finally getting some important information about Season 2 of the anthology series. Below, we'll try to answer some questions you might have, including when Monster Season 2 will be released, what it will be about, and who will be in it. 

Here's what we know so far about Monster Season 2 on Netflix. 

Evan Peters, Dahmer

Evan Peters, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story


Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story latest news

We now know who will play José and Kitty Menendez, Lyle and Erik's parents, who were killed by their two sons, and it looks like Ryan Murphy saved his biggest casting announcement for last. Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) and Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story) have been cast as José and Kitty Menendez, according to Netflix. Check out the entire cast below in the cast section.

Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story release date prediction

No release date has been announced yet, but when Netflix announced the show's title back in May 2023, the streamer stated that Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story will premiere sometime in 2024. The writers and actors strikes in Hollywood might have affected the production timeline, but if the show does still premiere in 2024, we're guessing it will be late in the year, which would make the wait between seasons two years. (Season 1 was released on Sept. 21, 2022.)

Who will Monster Season 2 be about?

In May 2023, Netflix revealed that Lyle and Erik Menendez will be the subjects of Season 2. The brothers were convicted of murdering their parents, José and Kitty, with shotguns at their Beverly Hills home on Aug. 20, 1989, in one of the most famous murder cases in the United States. Lyle was 21 years old and Kyle was 18 years old at the time. The Menendez brothers claimed that they suffered from lifelong abuse at the hands of their parents and murdered them out of fear for their own lives. Both are currently serving life sentences without parole in prison.

Monster renewal news

Netflix renewed Monster for Seasons 2 and 3 — and Murphy and Brennan's The Watcher for Season 2 — on Nov. 7, 2022. "The future installments of Monster will tell the stories of other monstrous figures who have impacted society," according to Netflix. There has been no word on who will be the subject of Season 3.

Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story trailer

We're a long way from a trailer, but Netflix did release a chilling teaser to announce the show's title back in May 2023. 

Monster Season 2 cast

Though Murphy has a track record of working with the same actors, he also likes to work with new younger actors, which is what he's doing with the two leads. Nicholas Alexander Chavez, a Daytime Emmy winner for playing Spencer on the soap General Hospital, will play Lyle Menendez, and Cooper Koch (Swallowed) will play Erik Menendez. 

Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny will play the Menendez brothers' parents, José and Kitty.

Other members of the cast include Nathan Lane as journalist Dominick Dunne; Ari Graynor as Erik's defense lawyer, Leslie Abramson; Dallas Roberts as Erik's therapist, Dr. Jerome Oziel; and Leslie Grossman as Oziel's mistress, Judalon Smyth. 

Nicholas Alexander Chavez and Cooper Koch

Nicholas Alexander Chavez and Cooper Koch

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Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story cast:

Where to watch Monster

Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream on Netflix. Further seasons will also be on Netflix.