It looks like American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy will soon be enjoying even more success at Netflix following the release of his new series Ratched. This time Murphy will be bringing the story of real life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to Netflix, alongside co-creator Ian Brennan. The new limited series will be titled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
This definitely appears to be an interesting new project for Ryan Murphy; especially since, according to Deadline, the “10-episode limited series” will move through “the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s and ends with Dahmer’s arrest in the early ’90s.”
In the new limited series coming to Netflix, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story…
“Monster chronicles the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, largely told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims, and dives deeply into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to go on a multiyear killing spree. 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.”
Although they’re currently still looking out for an actor fit to play the titular Jeffrey Dahmer, it has been revealed that The Shape of Water actor Richard Jenkins is currently attached to play Dahmer’s father in the new limit series.
It’s also been stated that Janet Mock will be writing/directing for the series, with Carl Franklin also serving as a director. Hopefully we’ll have more news on the upcoming limited series soon, especially as casting continues. It’ll be exciting to see who lands the massive role of Jeffrey Dahmer for this project.