Netflix is here again with another true-crime limited series, and this time, it’s about notorious serial killer Jeffery Dahmer.
Cast of Monster: A Jeffery Dahmer Story
Evan Peters is set to play the role of the notorious serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, and as previously reported, Emmy winner Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under, Olive Kitteridge) will play the role of Dahmer’s father Lionel, a chemist who showed a young Jeffrey how to bleach and preserve animal bones — a technique Dahmer later used on his victims. Penelope Ann Miller, meanwhile, will play the role of Dahmer’s mother.
Niecy Nash is the series’ female lead, playing Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland who called the police multiple times – and even the FBI – to try to alert them to his suspicious behavior. Nash previously starred in Murphy’s satirical slasher series Scream Queens and was recently seen in the historical drama Mrs America and Netflix’s comedy-drama Never Have I Ever.
Shaun J. Brown will play Dahmer’s last intended victim who fought back and managed to escape, leading to his arrest.
We have previously seen Evan Peters in X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Horror Story, and he recently appeared in the last few episodes of WandaVision.
What is Monster: A Jeffery Dahmer Story about?
Monster will follow the story of one of America’s most infamous killers, who was convicted of murdering 17 men and boys, with his methods including mutilation, necrophilia and cannibalism. The limited series will mostly be told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims, and will give us a glimpse at the incompetence and apathy of the police and the justice system, who failed to apprehend Dahmer and deemed him harmless, which ultimately led him to go on a killing spree. The show will follow Dahmer’s life starting from the 60s, and end with his arrest. Dahmer was killed in prison by a fellow inmate.
The limited series is co-created by Ryan Murphy along with frequent writing partner Ian Brennan, who has worked on Ratched, Hollywood and The Politician with Murphy as well as Glee and Scream Queens. David McMillan will also write and serve as supervising producer. Carl Franklin (Mindhunter) will direct the pilot, with Murphy collaborator Janet Mock (Pose, Hollywood) writing and directing several episodes as well.
When will Monster: A Jeffery Dahmer Story be released?
As of now, no release date by Netflix has been confirmed for the limited series.
In 2017, a a biographical drama film titled My Friend Dahmer, which was also on the life of the serial killer, was released.