MILWAUKEE — The upcoming TV series about the "Milwaukee Cannibal" is set to be released on Netflix this Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Late last week, Netflix released the first of two trailers about 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'. Watch below:
Based on the horrific true events, the first of two trailers for DAHMER - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story from Ryan Murphy, starring Evan Peters and Niecy Nash, has arrived. pic.twitter.com/28cvFOHVWE— Netflix (@netflix) September 16, 2022
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will seek to tell the story of one of America's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, who was convicted of murdering and dismembering 16 men and boys in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
But the series will divert from previous pieces by telling the tragedy from the perspective of the victims. It will also aim to reveal police incompetence that allowed the Milwaukee native to continue his killing spree - in part due to Dahmer's white, middle-class upbringing.
The actor Evan Peters is set to play Dahmer, and will be joined by Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford and Richard Jenkins.
Jenkins and Miller are set to play Dahmer’s father Lionel and mother Joyce. Nash plays the series' female lead, Glenda Cleveland, who was a neighbor of Dahmer's. She called law enforcement a number of times, including the FBI, but with no success.
Brown plays Dahmer’s last intended victim, Tracy, who managed to escape Dahmer's clutches. That eventually led to Dahmer's arrest.
Carl Franklin is set to direct the pilot episode. The series is set to span 10 episodes.
Dahmer was convicted of 16 murders. He died in prison two years into his sentence, after a beating from another inmate.