Is Netflix Developing An Aaron Hernandez Limited Series With Jon Bernthal?

When dahmer arriving on Netflix on September 21, no one could have predicted the success of the limited series starring Evan Peters as convicted murderer Jeffrey Dahmer.

dahmer racked up over 196 million viewer hours in its first week and a whopping 299.8 million viewer hours in its second week, making it the second most-watched English-language series a week later stranger things season 4

After the show’s success, viewers were excited to see how Netflix might continue the show and, more specifically, what true story Ryan Murphy and his team might adapt next.

When rumors surfaced that Netflix was developing a limited series about the life of Aaron Hernandez, starring Jon Bernthal, the internet went into a frenzy. But is there any truth to the rumours?

Is an Aaron Hernandez series starring Jon Bernthal coming to Netflix?

If you’re hoping Jon Bernthal will land the role of Aaron Hernandez for a Netflix limited series, we’re sorry to announce that Netflix isn’t currently developing a project about Hernandez. The confusion seems to have started when a Spoof account shared a fictional report indicating that Bernthal was being tapped as a former NFL star.

While Netflix isn’t currently working on an Aaron Hernandez series starring Jon Bernthal, Ryan Murphy – aka The Man Beyond dahmer – is developing a series focused on the story of Hernandez.

Last August, FX ordered two more Murphy’s spin-offs American History franchise incl American Sports History, a new anthology series that revisits prominent events involving an athlete character. In the first season American Sports History will examine the rise and fall of NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez with an exploration of “the connections between the diverse strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture.”

No casting announcements have been made for the show yet, so it’s possible Murphy could try to bring Benthal into the mix; However, it’s important to note that the project will air on FX, not Netflix. Is Netflix Developing An Aaron Hernandez Limited Series With Jon Bernthal?


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