Onesumore: ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ Netflix Limited Series: What We Know So Far
Ryan Murphy, one of today’s most acclaimed television producers, is developing another series for Netflix. This time it’s Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer, telling the story of the infamous serial killer in a gripping 10-episode limited series created by Murphy himself and his longtime collaborator Ian Brennan. Here is what we know.
The script for Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer was written by Murphy with Ian Brennan (Glee, Ratched, Scream Queens) and David McMillan (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow). The two known directors of the limited series are Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Mindhunter) and Janet Mock (Pose, Hollywood) with Franklin directing at least the first episode. The two directors will produce the series with Murphy and Brennan. Rashad Johnson of Color of Change, a racial justice project, will also serve as supervising producer.
Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer is just one of many projects Murphy is working on for Netflix as part of his big deal with the streamer.
Who was Jeffrey Dahmer and what is the plot of the Netflix series?
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or Milwaukee Monster, was a notorious American serial killer and sex offender who murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991, many of whom were people of color and minors . Most of the murders also involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the preservation of body parts. Although she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found to be legally sane during his trial. Recognized for 16 murders, he was beaten to death by another inmate in 1994, two years after his conviction. He was 34 years old.
According to Deadline, Monster should cover the 60s, 70s, 80s and end with Dahmer’s arrest in 1991. It should also have a more psychological approach than other adaptations of Dahmer’s story. Monster will focus more on how these murders could have happened for so many years.
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Monster tells the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, widely told from the perspective of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims, and delves deep into the incompetence and apathy of the police that allowed the native of Wisconsin to embark on a series of murders of several years. The series dramatizes at least 10 instances where Dahmer was nearly apprehended but ultimately let go. The series is also expected to address white privilege, as Dahmer, a handsome, clean white man, has been repeatedly given a free pass from cops as well as judges who have been lenient when it comes to cops and judges. ‘he had been charged with minor crimes.
Does the plot of Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer to be faithful to real life events?
Although the limited series is based on actual documented events, we can’t expect a fully faithful narration of everything, as in almost all productions based on true stories things change and shift for dramatic purposes. We can also expect a decent amount of new material to put events in context, flesh out the characters in the story better, and fill in gaps where necessary.
Perhaps the most suitable example for comparison here would be The assassination of Gianni Versace, Ryan Murphy’s second season American Crime Story, where over nine episodes we witness the story of Andrew Cunanan, the man who murdered Gianni Versace. We can see many points of view as well as many other victims of Cunanan before he finally kills Versace. As people have noticed, Murphy followed most of the known facts about the case, while also making up his own scenes to put things in context and fill in the gaps.
That being said, Ryan Murphy’s series based on real events and people has always been praised for its outstanding cast and ability to find actors who not only looked like their real-life counterparts, but were also great performers. .
Who is thrown Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer?
From now on, Monster has yet to find his Jeffrey Dahmer, but Netflix is reportedly watching Jacob McCarthy (A.P. BIO, the drummer and the goalkeeper) and Jordan Renzo (The Witcher, the Spanish princess) for the titular role. They did, however, announce that the Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Richard jenkins (The shape of water, Berlin station) will play Lionel Dahmer, father of Jeffrey Dahmer.
What is the state of production on Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer?
Current state of production: Pre-production (Last update: 07/03/2021)
Netflix Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer is scheduled to go into production on March 23, 2021 in Los Angeles according to Production Weekly issue 1236.
When Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer be published on Netflix?
Given the start of production in March 2021 and a potentially normal filming period, we could see Netflix Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer by Spring 2022.