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Evan Peters to play title role in upcoming series, 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-25 22:38:01-04

The actor Evan Peters is set to play the "Milwaukee Cannibal" and convicted serial killer in the upcoming Netflix show, "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."

Deadline reports Peters will be joined by Niecy Nash, set to star in the limited series, as well as Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford and Richard Jenkins.

"Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" will seek to tell the story of one of America's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, who was convicted of murdering and dismembering 16 men and boys in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

But the series will divert from previous pieces by telling the tragedy from the perspective of the victims, according to Deadline. It will also aim to reveal police incompetence that allowed the Milwaukee native to continue his killing spree - in part due to Dahmer's white, middle-class upbringing.

Jenkins and Miller are set to play Dahmer’s father Lionel and mother Joyce, Deadline reports. Nash plays the series' female lead, Glenda Cleveland, who was a neighbor of Dahmer's. She called law enforcement a number of times, including the FBI, but with no success.

Brown plays Dahmer’s last intended victim, Tracy, who managed to escape Dahmer's clutches. That eventually led to Dahmer's arrest.

Carl Franklin is set to direct the pilot episode. The series is set to span 10 episodes.

Dahmer was convicted of 16 murders. He died in prison two years into his sentence, after a beating from another inmate.

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