Jeffrey Dahmer over the years has become a notorious serial killer, but unfortunately–his neighbor, Glenda Cleveland (Niecey Nash) highly suspected him and the FBI never took heed to her warning.
Monster will take an inside look at the various traumatic experiences that the survivors faced, and how the news also shook the world. Evan Peters has been cast as Dahmer himself. Ryan Murphy is (The Prom, American Horror Story) helming the ten-episode limited series.
Dahmer was apprehended over ten times and was never prosecuted due to his white privilege, the series will examine this all under a proverbial microscope and how law enforcement failed to open their eyes.
Janet Mock is writing and directing several episodes, while Carl Franklin is tapped to direct the pilot episode. Both are executive producers respectively, along with Murphy and Ian Brenning. David McMillan will also write and serve as a supervising producer along with Rashad Robinson (Color of Change). Alexis Martin Woodall and Eric Kovtun (Ryan Murphy Productions) are also executive producing, with Scott Roberts as co-producer.
Rounding out the cast as Dahmer’s family members are: Penelope Ann Miller (his mother, Joyce), Richard Jenkins (his father, Lionel). In supporting roles are: Shaun Brown (an escaped victim, Tracy), Colin Ford (Chazz)
Peters is repped by CAA & Anonymous Content Management, Nash is repped by WME & Artists First Management. East 2 West Coast Collective PR (Peters) and Slate PR (Nash) respectively.
The history of Dahmer is a tricky one. In this modern-day and age, things like white-privilege, amongst many others, are still happening, which begs the question; could we still be doing more? The answer is yes. And if it takes that far back (and further) for us to figure this out, it might be time to do something a little more proactive.
For all you true crime fans out there, this one’s for you!