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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: Plot, Cast And Release Date For New Netflix True Crime

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Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: Plot, Cast And Release Date For New Netflix True Crime

There's a new true crime on its way to Netflix - and it looks like it's going to be equally gripping and terrifying.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will recall the case of one of America's most renown serial killers, who murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

But who is set to star in the true crime series? And when will it drop? We've rounded up everything you need to know, ahead of its release.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will recall the case of one of America's most renown serial killers (Credit: PA)
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will recall the case of one of America's most renown serial killers (Credit: PA)
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Monster - who is Jeffrey Dahmer and what's the Netflix series about?

According to Deadline, the series focuses on the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, a notorious serial killer and sex offender who took the lives of 17 men and boys over a period of 15 years in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

The 10-part series - produced by American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy - is based on the true events which saw Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Monster, be convicted of 16 murders.

Although diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, he was found legally sane and was convicted of the killings in 1992.

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Initially indicted on 15 counts, just a few months later, Dahmer entered a guilty plea for another murder and received an additional life sentence.

But just two years later, at the age of 34, he was beaten to death by another inmate. The Netflix series will focus on the murders themselves, and how Dahmer was able to carry out his heinous crimes undetected, for so many years.

According to Deadline, it will be largely told from the point of view of Dahmer's victims, and will also delve into the police incompetence that allowed him to conduct his killing spree.

Dahmer was beaten to death by another inmate in 1994 (Credit: Shutterstock)
Dahmer was beaten to death by another inmate in 1994 (Credit: Shutterstock)
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Who will star?

So far, we know American Horror Story's Evan Peters will take the lead as Dahmer, meanwhile, it's believed Niecy Nash will play Glenda Cleveland, one of Dahmer's neighbours who called the police multiple times.

Penelope Ann Miller and Richard Jenkins are set to star as Dahmer's parents, Joyce and Lionel, while Shaun J. Brown will play Tracy, Dahmer's last intended victim who escaped his clutches and alerted the police.

In addition, Colin Ford plays a character named Chazz.

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Evan Peters will take the lead as Dahmer (Credit: Netflix)
Evan Peters will take the lead as Dahmer (Credit: Netflix)

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story release date

Production started in March 2021 and it's thought the series will be released on Netflix in Spring 2022. We'll keep you updated on that.

This is certainly going to be a gripping watch.

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Topics: TV News, Netflix

Lucy Devine
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