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Evan Peters Set to Portray Jeffrey Dahmer in Upcoming Ryan Murphy Series

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will lend a voice to the killer's victims. 

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Ryan Murphy must truly be the busiest man alive. On the heels of the news that the upcoming season of American Horror Story (AHS10) will feature not one story line, but TWO, details of another new project have been announced for the writer, director, and producer.

On March 23, 2021 Deadline revealed that AHS alum Evan Peters will portray Milwaukee's least favorite chocolatier, Jeffrey Dahmer, in a new Netflix limited series called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Murphy will collaborate with Ian Brennan on the show, which is said to primarily focus on the tragic stories of Dahmer's victims. 

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Rounding out the cast alongside Peters will be another Murphy regular, Niecy Nash (Scream Queens), as well as Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford, and Richard Jenkins.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was first announced in 2020 when the project was greenlit, and made mention of the fact that Richard Jenkins would be playing Dahmer's father in the series, but the search for an actor to play Dahmer himself was still in active play at that time. Peters, who has slipped into a wide variety of creepy skins during his nine seasons of AHS, seems to be a perfect fit here. 

Related: Before the Murders: A Chilling Glimpse into Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood 

Jeffrey Dahmer, a soft-spoken mop-topped blonde with bookish glasses, seduced, trapped, killed, dismembered, and partially ate 17 males, ranging in age, between 1978 and 1991. His arrest in 1991 led to  a sentence of 16 consecutive life terms, but he didn't carry them out in full. In 1994 Dahmer was murdered by a fellow inmate, thus putting an end to his terrible life, but not offering much in the way of solace to his victims and their families who would, one would assume, have preferred to see him suffer for much longer. 

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will be released some time in 2021 on Netflix.