Netflix has commissioned a limited series from the pen of Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story), hot off the heels of his recent series Ratched.
The drama, co-created by Murphy and Ian Brennan, will chronicle the life and crimes of infamous American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, told through the eyes of his victims.
The series, which has not yet cast its Dahmer, will focus on how the killer repeatedly evaded justice, identifying both his white privilege and clean-cut looks as reasons why police officers let him go on multiple occasions, according to Deadline.
Here’s everything you need to know about Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
When is Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’s Netflix release date?
There’s no official release date yet for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, but we’ll keep this page updated.
Filming will reportedly begin in January of next year.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story plot
The series is based on the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and boys over a period spanning from 1978 until his eventual capture in 1991.
The limited series will focus on the victim and delve into the police impotence which allowed Dahmer to evade capture of numerous occasions, including a now infamous 1991 incident when a 14-year-old victim, Konerak Sinthasomphone, escaped Dahmer’s flat and was discovered, bleeding and drugged, by several women who dialled 911.
However, when the police arrived on the scene, Dahmer convinced them that it was a domestic disturbance between adult lovers and that Sinthasomphone was drunk, and they returned Sinthasomphone to Dahmer’s flat, where he was killed.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story cast
Netflix are reportedly in the process of casting the title role of Jeffrey Dahmer. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) will play Lionel Dahmer, a chemist and father to Jeffrey.
Glenda Cleveland, a real-life neighbour of Dahmer’s who had called the police and attempted to warn them of Dahmer (to no avail), will be a leading role in the series, and Netflix are currently looking for an actress to play her, according to Deadline.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story trailer
There’s no trailer yet, but we’ll keep this page updated.