Murphy's next Netflix series has its main character, and he's kept it within his 'American Horror Story' family.
Unsurprisingly (unlike his appearance on 'WandaVision'), there's an 'American Horror Story' actor cast in Ryan Murphy's newest Netflix offering. Evan Peters will play the real-life cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer in a new retelling of the story of the serial killer.
According to reports, 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' will tell the story about the notorious American killer, but from the perspective of his victims. It will focus on the incompetence of the police force at the time, and the use of his white privilege to claim his innocence. Between the '70s and the early '90s, Dahmer brutally murdered 17 men and boys.
Also starring in the series will be Niecy Nash ('Scream Queens'), who will play a neighbour living near Dahmer. She notifies the police of suspicious activity from his house, but her inquiry is later dismissed by authorities. Richard Jenkins ('The Shape of Water') and Penelope Ann Miller ('The Artist') will play Dahmer's parents.
This isn't the first time that Dahmer has been given the Hollywood treatment. Ross Lynch ('Chilling Adventures of Sabrina') previously played him in the 2017 movie 'My Friend Dahmer'. The drama received high praise when it was released, so hopefully, Murphy's interpretation will impress as well.
'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' is just one upcoming release from Ryan Murphy. As well as his yearly 'American Horror Story', the tenth entry of which is expected to arrive later this year, the creator is also working on a spin-off series. Confusingly named 'American Horror Stories', the series will serve as a new anthology featuring his usual cast of 'AHS' actors, but each episode will be self-contained, similar to 'Black Mirror'. The first season will be made up of 16 episodes.
No release date has yet been set for the Evan Peters/Jeffrey Dahmer drama on Netflix.