One of the biggest shows to come out of Netflix’s deal with Ryan Murphy is just around the corner. Jaffrey Dahmer’s Monster: The Jeff Dahmer Story tells the story of a notorious serial killer in his captivating 10-part limited series, created by Murphy himself and his longtime collaborator Ian Brennan.
Here’s the latest on the series, including the expected release date:
The script for DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was written by Murphy along with Ian Brennan (Glee, Ratched, Scream Queens) and David McMillan (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow).
The three known directors of the limited series are Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Mindhunter), who directs the pilot episode, Paris Barclay (NYPD Blue), and Janet Mock (Pose, Hollywood).All three directors will run the series alongside Murphy and Brennan. Rashad Johnson of the racial justice project Color of Change will also serve as supervising producer.
As part of his extensive overall contract with the streaming service, Murphy is now working on other projects for Netflix, including Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
What is the expected release date for Jeffrey Dahmer’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story?”
No official release date for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been announced just yet, although it has been confirmed that it will debut in late 2022.
We can exclusively reveal that Netflix plans to release the whole season of the show on September 21, 2022, but this date has not yet been confirmed and is open to change.
A full trailer will be released today on September 16th, with the second and likely trailer on September 20th, 2022.
This is one of three projects Ryan Murphy has coming out in Fall 2022. The next project will be Mr. Harrigan’s Phone on October 5th, and then The Watcher in mid-October 2022.
Who was Jeffrey Dahmer and what is the plot of the Netflix series?
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 people of color and several of whom were minors.
Most murders also involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and body part preservation. Despite being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found legally insane at trial. Convicted of 16 murders, he was beaten to death by another inmate in 1994, two years after he was sentenced. He was 34 years old.
In accordance with Deadline, “Monster” is anticipated to take place in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and end with Dahmer’s capture in 1991. Additionally, it is anticipated to have a more psychological stance than earlier Dahmer adaptations. More of Monster’s attention will be paid to how these murders were permitted to continue for so long.
Here is the official logline for Netflix’s 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 Jeffrey 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 cleancut, 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.
Will the storyline in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story accurately reflect actual events?
Even though the limited series is based on actual, verified occurrences, we can’t anticipate a completely accurate account of everything. Almost always, for dramatic effect, events are changed or rearranged in real story-based performances.
We can also expect a decent amount of new material to put the events in context, better flesh out the characters of the story, and fill in the gaps where needed.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, may serve as the best point of reference because it tells the story of Andrew Cunanan, the man who killed Gianni Versace, over the course of nine episodes. Cunanan’s other victims, many of whom he killed before killing Versace, are visible from various angles. As was noted, Murphy mostly followed the case’s facts while creating his own scenarios to fill in the blanks and provide perspective.
That being said, Ryan Murphy’s series is based on real events, and people are always praised for their exceptional casting, especially the ability to find actors who look like their real-life counterparts and are also great performers.
Who is cast in Jeffrey Dahmer’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story?”
It was confirmed in March 2021 that Ryan Murphy’s longtime collaborator Evan Peters will play the titular role.
Peters has appeared in many of Murphy’s seasons of American Horror Story and most recently as Quicksilver in WandaVision.
Next to Peters, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water, Berlin Station) and Penelope Ann Miller will play Lionel and Joyce Dahmer, respectively, who are Jeffrey’s parents.
The other series stars Niecy Nash, also Ryan Murphy’s co-star. Nash plays Glenda Cleveland, Dahmer’s next-door neighbor who called the police multiple times and tried to call her FBI to inform Dahmer of her insane behavior.
Besides them, the Monster will feature Shaun Brown and Colin Ford, with Brown portraying Dahmer’s last intended victim, the one who managed to escape and call the police.
- 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