Ryan Murphy is behind a new dramatisation of the serial killer’s crimes at Netflix…
Following the release of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest prequel Ratched on Netflix, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy will start work on a new limited series for the streaming giant called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which will explore how the notorious serial killer was able to get away with his crimes for so long.
Dahmer has been played by plenty of actors over the years, including Ross Lynch and Jeremy Renner in the feature films My Friend Dahmer and Dahmer respectively, but Monster‘s lead actor has not yet been revealed. It’s been reported that Richard Jenkins (Cabin in the Woods) will play Dahmer’s father Lionel in the series, though. Janet Mock (Hollywood, Pose) and Carl Frankin will direct.
Monster “will be largely told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims, and dive into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to go on a killing spree which lasted over a decade into the early 1990s,” according to Variety, and it will dramatise “at least 10 instances where Dahmer was let go after being apprehended, will touch on white privilege, as Dahmer was repeatedly given a free pass by cops and judges.”