Ryan Murphy has his monster...
...Via Deadline, Evan Peters ("American Horror Story") has been cast as the title character in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a Netflix limited series co-created by longtime collaborators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan!
"The series chronicles the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, largely told from the point of view of 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 clean-cut, 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."
Peters joins Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford, and Richard Jenkins.
According to the site, Miller and Jenkins play Dahmer’s mother Joyce and father Lionel, respectively. Nash plays what is considered the series’ female lead, Glenda Cleveland, a neighbor of Dahmer’s who called police numerous times and even tried calling the FBI to alert them of Dahmer’s erratic behavior, to no avail. Brown portrays Tracy, Dahmer’s last intended victim who fought back and managed to escape, leading the cops to Dahmer’s apartment, resulting in the killer’s arrest. Ford plays Chazz.
Carl Franklin is directing the pilot episode.
More details here as we learn them.
By Matt Konopka