On the horizon is one of the most significant shows to result from the Ryan Murphy Netflix contract. We’re referring to Murphy and his longtime partner Ian Brennan’s dramatic 10-part limited series DAHMER =- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which tells the tale of the notorious serial killer. Here is the most recent information about the series, including the anticipated September 2022 premiere date! Murphy co-wrote the script for DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story with David McMillan and Ian Brennan (Glee, Ratched, Scream Queens) (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow).
The limited series’ three credited directors are Janet Mock, Paris Barclay, and Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Mindhunter), with Franklin directing the pilot episode (Pose, Hollywood). Along with Murphy and Brennan, all three directors will work as executive producers on the show. Additionally, Rashad Johnson of the racial justice initiative Color of Change will act as supervising producer. Monster DAHMER: As part of his extensive overall contract with the streaming service, Murphy is now working on a number of other projects for Netflix, including The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
What is the Netflix series’ plot?
The notorious American serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, often known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, killed and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, many of whom were persons of colour and several of whom were minors. The majority of the killings also included cannibalism, necrophilia, and the preservation of body parts. Dahmer was ruled to be legally sane during his trial despite having been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder. He was beaten to death by another prisoner in 1994 after being found guilty of 16 murders. He was 34.
According to Deadline, Monster will take place between the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and will finish with Dahmer’s arrest in 1991. It is also intended to take a more psychological approach to Dahmer’s story than previous adaptations. Monster will concentrate on how these murders were permitted to continue for so long.
The following is the official synopsis for Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story:
Monster tells the narrative of one of America’s most known serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, mostly through the eyes of his victims, and delves extensively into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to embark on a multiyear killing spree. The series depicts at least ten incidents in which Dahmer was almost captured but was finally released. The series is also anticipated to address white privilege, as Dahmer, a clean-cut, good-looking white man, was often given a free pass by officers and judges who were merciful when he was charged with minor offences.
DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story stars who?
Ryan Murphy’s longtime partner Evan Peters was announced to portray the title role in March 2021. Peters has been in several seasons of American Horror Story, most notably as Quicksilver in WandaVision.
In addition to Peters, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water, Berlin Station) and Penelope Ann Miller will play Jeffrey’s parents, Lionel and Joyce Dahmer.
Niecy Nash, another of Ryan Murphy’s go-to actors, will star in the other series. Nash will play Glenda Cleveland, Dahmer’s neighbour who repeatedly phoned the police and even tried calling the FBI to notify them of Dahmer’s strange conduct, but to no effect.
Aside from them, Shaun Brown and Colin Ford will appear in the Monster, with Brown playing Dahmer’s final intended victim, the one who managed to escape and notify the cops.
In addition, the following actors have been cast in the series:
Arye Gross (Better Call Saul) as Gerald Boyle
Michael Learned (The Waltons) as Catherin Dahmer
Dominic Burgess (Feud) as John Wayne Gacy
Grant Harvey (Animal Kingdom) as Officer Mueller
Karen Malina White (Lean on Me) as Shirley Hughes
Rhoyle Ivy King (All American: Homecoming) as Don
When will Netflix release DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story?
Production began on March 23, 2021, in Los Angeles for Netflix’s DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, according to issue 1236 of Production Weekly. Reports state that the show’s filming was finished on September 13, 2021. We all know that the show entered post-production at some point in September 2021, despite reports to the contrary.
Although it has been established that DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story would premiere in late 2022, no precise release date has yet been specified. On September 16th, a complete trailer will be released, followed on September 20th, 2022, by a second trailer.