— Updated on 29 January 2023

Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer Series Is Your Next Serial Killer Binge

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s why television royalty – Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Scream Queens, American Crime Story) – has stuck to the formula that’s served as the very foundation of his success: explore something morbid with longtime muse Evan Peters. Their latest collaboration? A Netflix biographical drama series about prolific serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Without giving too much away, Dahmer gained notoriety for murder, dismemberment, necrophilia, and cannibalism among other things from 1978 all the way to 1991. In total, 17 men and boys fell victim to the Milwaukee Monster before he was sentenced to 16 terms of life imprisonment. Because one just wasn’t enough for someone of this calibre.

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Of course, the focus of Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story won’t solely be the psycho himself. Based on the trailers provided, it’ll be told from the perspective of his victims and those in the periphery, i.e. neighbour Niecy Nash (Glenda Cleveland); father Lionel (Richard Jenkins), mother Joyce (Penelope Ann Miller), stepmother Shari (Molly Ringwald), grandmother Catherine (Michael Learned).

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been primarily co-written by Ryan Murphy, yet another longtime collaborator Ian Brennan (Glee, Scream Queens), and David McMillan (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow).


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The three known directors of this limited affair include Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Mindhunter), who helmed the pilot episode, Paris Barclay (NYPD Blue), and Janet Mock (Hollywood). The trio have also executive produced the series alongside Murphy and Brennan.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story hits Netflix on September 21st of 2022 (as in today) – check out the trailers above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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