Jeffery Dahmer is once again coming to the small screen. This time around Ryan Murphy (Ratched, American Horror Story) is the driving force behind this adaptation with the series set to go into production in January.
The Netflix series titled Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story will be told primarily from the perspective of Dahmer’s victims. According to Deadline, it is also going to delve into the police incompetence combined with Dahmer’s white privilege that allowed him to stay free and serial killing as long as he did.
Richard Jenkins will play Dahmer’s father in the series. While, the role of Jeffery still hasn’t been cast, Ryan Murphy and Co. are hard at work to find the right person for the lead role of the notorious killer.
The quick greenlight of this series is no doubt due to the recent success of Ratched on the streaming platform.
I’m hoping that Murphy and team find someone to play Dahmer that would be a new comer to Murphy’s work. He tends to use the same people over and over. I could entirely see Murphy casting Evan Peters in the role. Although at this point would he be in the right age group to play the role?
Up to this point there have been a few Jeffery Dahmer based films. Dahmer starred a young Jeremy Renner. The film was pretty chilling and remained very close to the facts, while doing a great job at showing you what Dahmer went through from start to finish. Renner did a fantastic job in the role.
More recently, we received My Friend Dahmer from director Marc Meyers. The film focused on Dahmer’s early life without getting too dark. It instead flirted with the danger, and cranked up the tension in the “will he, won’t he” in terms of killing.
What do you guys think? Who would you pick to play the title role? Let us know in the comments section.