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‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story': Everything We Know So Far

‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story': Everything We Know So Far

Evan Peters stars as Jeffrey Dahmer in Ryan Murphy’s limited docu-series about America's most notorious serial killer.

Love serial killer shows and documentaries? Then you would be excited about this.

Ryan Murphy, the highly-acclaimed creator of 'American Horror Story,' is developing a new series about Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most infamous serial killers in history. Murphy's long-time collaborator Ian Brennan is also on board as his co-creator of the series.

The upcoming 10-part limited series will be created by some of the biggest minds in the television industry. Murphy will pen the script along with Ratched's Ian Brennan and Lucifer's David McMillan.

'Mindhunter' director Carl Franklin and 'Pose' director Janet Mock are already attached to the project as directors.

Here's everything we know.

Jeffrey Dahmer

 Who Is Jeffrey Dahmer? 

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was a notorious serial killer who murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys from 1978-1991. Most of these murders included necrophilia and cannibalism. He also liked to preserve the body parts of his victims. These horrendous crimes earned Dahmer the moniker Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster.

Dahmer was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and psychotic disorder. However, he was found legally sane during his trial. Dahmer was convicted of 16 murders, but he only served 2 years in prison after he was beaten to death by another inmate in 1994 at the age of 34. 

What Is The Plot Of ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’?

As per Deadline, ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ will span from the 60s, 70s, 80s and will end with Dahmer’s arrest in 1991. Compared to previous retellings of Dahmer's story, Murphy's upcoming series is expected to have a more psychological approach. It will also delve into how Dahmer managed to continue committing these murders for such a long time without getting caught.

According to Netflix's official logline, the documentary will chronicle the life of America’s most notorious serial killer, mostly narrated from the point of view of his victims. It will also tackle the incompetence and apathy of the police, which paved the way for Dahmer to go on with his killing spree for years.

"The series dramatizes at least 10 instances where Dahmer was almost apprehended but ultimately let go. The series also is expected to touch on white privilege, as Dahmer, a clean-cut, good-looking white guy, was repeatedly given a free pass by cops as well as by judges who were lenient when he had been charged with petty crimes," the logline added.

Evan Peters

Who Are In The Cast Of ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’?

Evan Peters is confirmed to play the role of Dahmer. Evan Peters and Ryan Murphy have been long-time collaborators in the 'American Horror Story' series. Evan's latest appearance was as Quicksilver in 'WandaVision'.

Richard Jenkins and Penelope Ann Miller will play Jeffrey’s parents, Lionel and Joyce Dahmer.

Niecy Nash is also confirmed to play Glenda Cleveland, the worried neighbor who tried to tip the police and the FBI about Dahmer's odd behavior but gets ignored.

Shaun Brown and Colin Ford will be playing Dahmer's victims. Brown will be the serial killer's last victim, the one who manages to escape leading to Dahmer's capture.

When will 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer' Story Release? 

The limited series is scheduled to begin production in March 2021, so it looks like it won't be ready until next year. 

We will continue to update this article once we get new information. 

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