True crime fans are in for an exciting Friday with the release of the first trailer Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan‘s Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. Piggybacking on the already informative, if not gut-wrenching teaser, we can now reveal that the series will arrive on Netflix September 21 at 12:00 p.m. PT. The series has been a long time coming since it was first announced in 2020, so we’re more than excited to finally see the fruits of the cast and crew’s labors.
The project will see Evan Peters (American Horror Story), who dons the infamous glasses of lonely and troubled serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer Niecy Nash (Reno 911) as his suspicious and irritable neighbor Glenda Cleveland. The limited biographical series will also be on display, among other things Richard Jenkins (Six feet under), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s way), Michael learned (The Waltons), Shaun J Brownand Colin Ford (breaking Dawn) form the cast of the ensemble. monster will mark a reunion for Murphy and Peters, who previously worked together on multiple seasons of Murphy’s american Horror Story, as well as Murphy and Nash, who worked together on the too-early past scream queens.
One of the most famous names in serial killer history, Dahmer actively killed young men between 1978 and 1991. Dahmer lived in Milwaukee for most of his criminal career, had a job at a local chocolate shop, and was viewed as a socially awkward loner, but that alone didn’t set off alarm bells. To deal with his loneliness and isolation in the most disgusting and terrifying way, Dahmer would take men home from gay bars and record spots only to have them drugged and dismembered, keeping their bodies and souls with him forever to keep. For several of his victims, he salvaged their body parts and cooked them into meals for himself and also offered his culinary creations to his neighbors.
While the occupants of his building complained about the stench from Dahmer’s apartment, the landlord and the police did not interfere with what was happening in the house of horrors. In fact, one of Dahmer’s victims was able to break free early in his murder spree and report his story to the police, only to be harassed for being gay. The idea of ”fewer dead” (a true crime term that refers to marginalized groups of people) played a big part in why Dahmer was able to continue his killing spree for so long. Eventually, his crimes caught up with him and a potential victim escaped, prompting the police to do so at last Search of the apartment, which led to his arrest.
With more trailers and images on the horizon, we can’t wait to see what Murphy and Brennan have in store for the upcoming series. You can check out the newly released trailer below.