By James Brizuela | Posted
Netflix has been ramping up its true crime content lately, and the most recent comes in the form of a series about one of history’s most infamous serial killers: Jeffrey Dahmer. Although Dahmer’s life has been covered before, this new series is meant to do things a little differently. The plot of the 10-episode series will cover Dahmer’s killing spree but will be shown through the eyes of his victims. It will also address the mistakes of the police who mishandled Dahmer’s case, allowing him to kill many more people. The show is called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and features Even Peters in the lead role. Netflix has released the first teaser image of Peter in complete disguise, and it looks pretty convincing. You can see the image below:
Although we only see Evan Peters’ back, it appears to be pretty much the same as Jeffrey Dahmer’s appearance in real life. The most recent biopic involving Dahmer’s life was the 2017 film, My friend Dahmer. My friend Dahmer was based on a graphic novel of the same name which was written by John “Derf” Backderf. Backderf had grown up and been friends with Dahmer in high school. Now Peters will take another version of the character but will focus on the killing spree where Dahmer killed 17 young men and boys from 1978 to 1991.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story stars Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer. Joining him is an all-star cast that includes Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford and Richard Jenkins. Paris Barclay, Carl Franklin and Janet Mock are directing the series. Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan co-created the series and they are both executive producers. They also wrote the first four episodes, with Mock, David McMillan, Reilly Smith and Todd Kubrak also receive writing credits.
Evan Peters is perhaps best known for his time portraying Quicksilver in the MCU and the Fox-produced X-Men films. He also devoted time to american horror story, which is probably why he was cast as Dahmer, as Ryan Murphy is also the creator of that series. He has a deep familiarity with Peters from working together on this series. Peters has been working more exclusively on his television roles lately.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story revealed a quick teasing, viewable on the Netflix app. Dahmer’s (Evan Peters) eye takes center stage in the teaser, as the camera pans inward, leaving the iris of his eye as if swallowing the entire viewer. There are sounds of what could be screeches and wails of sirens before a final click is heard. The teaser is probably the type of unsettling feeling that many are going to get when watching this new true crime biographical series.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is set to debut on Netflix later this year, although we haven’t received an exact date yet. We can assume that this new series will debut in September or October, which is perfect timing. Although we’ve seen many iterations of Jeffrey Dahmer, we’re excited to see how Evan Peters fares in this role.