TV mogul Ryan Murphy just announced his latest project and new collaborators. The producer behind Pose, Feud, American Crime Story and Ratched will then bite into the life of famous gay cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer.
Deadline reports that Murphy and his longtime collaborator Ian Brennan created Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story as a limited series for Netflix. The specialist site further reports that actor Evan Peters, known for his work in Pose and the X-Men film series, will lead the cast as Jeffrey Dahmer. Peters will star alongside actress Niecy Nash (When They See Us), Penelope Ann Miller (Kindergarten Cop), Shaun Brown, Colin Ford and Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water).
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Miller & Jenkins will play the roles of Dahmer’s ultra-religious parents. Nash, meanwhile, will play Glenda Cleveland, a neighbor who suspected Dahmer’s crimes and repeatedly briefed the police on his behavior. Other plot details remain silent, though the show is described as “largely told from the perspective of Dahmer’s victims, and delves deep into the incompetence and apathy of the police that allowed the native of Wisconsin to embark on a multi-year killing spree.
No release date has been announced yet.
Jeffrey Dahmer remains one of the most notorious serial killers in history, having murdered and cannibalized at least 17 men from 1978 to 1991. Dahmer’s sexuality also played a role in his ability to operate, as he operated. often attacked other homosexuals. Homophobia and the police’s disconnect with the queer community at the time resulted in poor quality investigations and kept it running for years.