Netflix announced that Javier Bardem and Chloë Sevigny have been added to the cast of “Monster” Season 2, officially titled “Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menéndez Story”. The two actors join previously announced co-stars Cooper Koch and Nicholas Alexander Chavez in the upcoming season of the anthology series, which will focus on the infamous Menéndez brothers case. The “Monster” anthology series is co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, who also both serve as executive producers along with Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, David McMillan, Louise Shore, and Carl Franklin.
Erik (Koch) and Lyle Menéndez (Chavez) were convicted of the murders of their parents, José (Bardem) and Mary Louise “Kitty” Menéndez (Sevigny), in 1996. Authorities argued the brothers committed the murders to inherit their father’s fortune, while the brothers maintained that they killed their parents after years of mental and physical abuse.
The first season of ‘Monster’ focused on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, and was a massive success for Netflix, ranking as one of its most-watched English language series of all time. Netflix subsequently renewed it for two more seasons as an anthology series.
“Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menéndez Story” is slated to debut later in 2024 on Netflix.
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