Evan Peters has been cast as the notorious serial killer in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
(And perhaps the casting isn’t much of a surprise, given that Peters is one of showrunner Ryan Murphy’s go-to actors.)
The Netflix limited series also added Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, and Colin Ford. They join previously announced cast member Richard Jenkins.
Monster tells the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers (Peters). Largely told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims, the series dives deeply into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to go on a multiyear killing spree. The series dramatizes at least 10 instances where Dahmer was almost apprehended but ultimately let go. Monster is also expected to touch on white privilege, as Dahmer, a clean-cut, good-looking white guy, was repeatedly given a free pass by cops and judges who were lenient when he was charged with petty crimes.
Miller and Jenkins play Dahmer’s parents Joyce and Lionel. Nash plays Glenda Cleveland, a neighbor of Dahmer’s who called police (and even the FBI) numerous times to alert them of Dahmer’s behavior. Her character is the female lead for the series.
Brown plays Tracy, Dahmer’s last intended victim. Tracy fought back and managed to escape the killer, ultimately leading the police back to Dahmer’s apartment and getting him arrested. Ford plays Chazz.
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