No stranger to ghoulish characters, Evan Peters will play one of America’s most infamous serial killers for a new Netflix series.
The “American Horror Story” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” actor is set to star in “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which will be co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan. According to Deadline, the show’s cast also includes Richard Jenkins, Penelope Ann Miller, and Niecy Nash.
Although details are scarce, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” will be more of a psychological thriller than horror, and is said to tell the story of the multi-year murder streak of its subject from one point of view. of its victims.
The series will also examine Dahmer’s case through the topical lens of white privilege, dramatizing at least 10 instances where the Wisconsin native – described in press notes as “a clean, handsome white man” – received a free pass per clément cops and judges. While no release date has been announced, the pilot episode will be directed by Carl Franklin.
Dahmer, alternately known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal” and “Milwaukee Monster,” murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. He also committed necrophilia and cannibalism on several of his victims, many of whom were people of color and some minors. Convicted of 16 murders, he died in 1994 at the age of 34 after being beaten by another inmate, Christopher Scarver.
“Monster” is not the first Hollywood project inspired by Dahmer’s crimes. The 2002 biopic “Dahmer” starred Jeremy Renner in the title role, while Disney Channel star Ross Lynch portrayed the serial killer as a teenager in “My Friend Dahmer” in 2017, based on John’s graphic novel. “Derf” Backderf of the same name.
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