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Trailer for Netflix's chilling new true crime series Dahmer is here

Gregory Robinson

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Trailer for Netflix's chilling new true crime series Dahmer is here

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The first trailer for Netflix's highly anticipated Jeffrey Dahmer series starring Evan Peters has dropped - and it looks chilling. Watch the trailer below:


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

Although he was 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.

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

A mere two years later, at the age of 34, he was beaten to death by another inmate.

According to Deadline, 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.

Evan Peters plays Jeffrey Dahmer. Credit: Netflix.
Evan Peters plays Jeffrey Dahmer. Credit: Netflix.

The 10-part drama reunites Ryan Murphy and Evan who have worked together on several seasons of the acclaimed anthology series American Horror Story and the first season of Pose.

The cast also includes Niecy Nash, who plays the Dahmer's next door neighbour Glenda Cleveland. Richard Jenkins and Penelope Ann Miller will play Dahmer's parents, and Molly Ringwald and Michael Learned are also part of the series.

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.

The official Netflix description says the series 'exposes these unconscionable crimes, centred around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade'.

Jeffrey Dahmer in 1991. Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB / Alamy Stock Photo.
Jeffrey Dahmer in 1991. Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB / Alamy Stock Photo.

Production started in March 2021 and the first teaser - which dropped yesterday - showed Dahmer creepily emerge from the shadows as a concerned woman's voice can be heard in the background.

The voice belongs to Dahmer’s next door neighbour Glenda Cleveland (Nash) who asks: “Excuse me? Jeff? I gotta say, that smell is worse than ever. I saw you go out to the dumpster and throw out a whole bunch of bad meat, so the smell should be gone by now. Jeff?” 

A second trailer for the series will be released on 20 September before The Jeffrey Dahmer Story drops in its entirety on Netflix.

Topics: TV And Film, True Crime

Gregory Robinson
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