One of the biggest projects to come out of the Ryan Murphy Netflix deal is on the horizon. We’re talking about the gripping 10-part limited series DAHMER (Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), which explores the story of the legendary serial killer.
It was created by Murphy and his longtime collaborator, Ian Brennan. The most current entry in the sequence is this one.
Murphy co-wrote the screenplay for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story with David McMillan and Ian Brennan (Glee, Ratched, Scream Queens) and Lucifer (Sleepy Hollow).
Janet Mock, Paris Barclay, and Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Mindhunter), who directed the pilot episode of the limited series, are the three directors credited for the project (Pose, Hollywood).
All three directors will serve as executive producers for the program, along with Murphy and Brennan.
Rashad Johnson, who is part of the Color of Change movement for racial equality, will also be a supervising producer.
One of the numerous projects Murphy is working on for Netflix as part of his sizable overall agreement with the streaming service is DAHMER (Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story).
DAHMER Release on Netflix
Dahmer’s formal debut has been scheduled for late 2022, although no release date has been specified as of yet.
Although we haven’t received official confirmation, we’ve heard that Netflix is currently targeting a September 21st, 2022, release date for the series.
Who was Jeffrey Dahmer and What is the Plot of the Netflix Series?
Between 1978 and 1991, 17 men and boys—many of whom were people of colour and some of whom were minors.
They were slaughtered and dismembered by the infamous American serial killer and sex offender, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, often known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster.
The bulk of the homicides included cannibalism, necrophilia, and the preservation of body parts. Some of the victims were even eaten.
Despite the fact that Dahmer had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic illness, the judge who presided over his trial determined that he was competent to stand trial.
After being convicted of 16 murders in 1994, he was the victim of a brutal death at the hands of another inmate. He was 34.
In accordance with Deadline, “Monster” is anticipated to take place in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s and end with Dahmer’s capture in 1991. Additionally, it is anticipated to have a stronger psychological stance than earlier Dahmer adaptations.
More of Monster’s attention will be paid to how these killings were permitted to continue for so long.
Will the plot of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story be faithful to real-life events?
Even though the limited series is based on actual, verified occurrences, we can’t anticipate a completely accurate account of everything. For dramatic effect, events are modified or rearranged in real-life story-based performances.
Also, a lot of new content is expected to help put the story’s events in context, flesh out the characters, and fill in any gaps.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Tale, may serve as the best point of reference since it tells the story of Andrew Cunanan, the man who killed Gianni Versace, over the course of nine episodes.
Cunanan’s other victims, many of whom he murdered before killing Versace, are seen from various angles. As many noted, Murphy mostly stuck to the information that was already known about the case while creating new sequences to fill in the blanks and provide context.
Even though Ryan Murphy’s series is based on real events, it often gets praise for its great casting, especially for finding actors who are both good actors and look a lot like their real-life counterparts.