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24th Mar 2021

Evan Peters set to play Jeffrey Dahmer in new Netflix crime series

Melissa Carton

Another true crime must watch.

Netflix have created several series featuring some of the world’s most notorious serial killers including the Night Stalker and Ted Bundy.

Now it has just been announced that they will be releasing a new series on serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer with someone well versed in horror taking the lead role.

American Horror Story actor Evan Peters will be taking on the infamous killer in new Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

He won’t be the only American Horror Story alum working on the show either as the AHS creator himself, Ryan Murphy will be part of the creative team.

According to Niecy Nash (who has also worked with Murphy on Scream Queens) will play a lead female role in the series.

Nash will plays Dahmer’s neighbour Glenda Cleveland who tried without success to get law enforcement to investigate Dahmer. Eventually Cleveland was successful and tipped off the FBI.

Veteran actor Richard Jenkins and American Crime’s Penelope Ann Miller are set to play Dahmer’s mother and father.

The new Netflix series will be taking a different approach to the retelling of Dahmer’s story, focusing more on the victims than the man himself.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will play out through the eyes of Dahmer’s victims rather than his, shedding more light on who they were.

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Dahmer died in prison in 1994 after he beaten to death by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.

As of yet there is no release date for the series but it is planned to take place over ten episodes and will air on Netflix.