When Does Dahmer Come Out? The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ Coming to Netflix Series in September 2022?
DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was co-written by Murphy, Ian Brennan (Glee, Ratched, Scream Queens), and David McMillan (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow).
Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Mindhunter), Paris Barclay (NYPD Blue), and Janet Mock are the three confirmed directors for the limited series. Franklin will helm the premiere (Pose, Hollywood).
Along with Murphy and Brennan, all three directors will serve as executive producers on the show. For this racial justice initiative, Rashad Johnson, who is already serving as executive producer, will take on the additional role of supervising producer.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is only one of many projects Murphy is developing for Netflix as part of his massive overall arrangement with the service.
When will DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Be Released on Netflix?
Netflix has announced the show’s premiere date as September 21, 2022, and we have exclusive details on the event.
On September 16th, a complete trailer will be released, and on September 20th, 2022, a second trailer is expected.
Who Was Jeffrey Dahmer and What Is the Plot of The Netflix Series?
American serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, sometimes known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was responsible for the deaths and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, the majority of whom were persons of color and some of whom were minors.
The majority of the killings included other macabre elements, such as necrophilia, cannibalism, or the storage of body parts. Dahmer was judged to be legally competent to stand trial despite his having been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and psychotic disorder.
He had been convicted of 16 murders and had been in prison for two years when he was brutally murdered by a fellow inmate. He was 34.
Monster will reportedly take place between the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, leading up to Dahmer’s arrest in 1991. Also, unlike other adaptations of Dahmer’s story, this one is likely to focus more heavily on the psychological aspects of the story. What Monster will hone in on is the cover-up that permitted these killings to continue for so long.
Will the Plot of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Be Faithful to Real-Life Events?
The events on which the limited series is based have been thoroughly researched; however, viewers should not assume that every detail will be accurately shown. Almost always, things get changed and moved around for dramatic purposes in movies based on real stories.
A lot of fresh information will be added to clarify the plot, expand on the characters, and fill in the blanks.
Perhaps the most relevant parallel would be Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the second season, in which we follow the life of Andrew Cunanan, the guy who murdered Gianni Versace, over the course of nine episodes.
Many people’s points of view are presented, as are those of many of Cunanan’s other victims before he killed Versace. People noticed that Murphy remembered most of the details of the case while also creating fictional settings to explain what had happened.
Who Is Cast In DAHMER
In March of 2021, it was announced that Ryan Murphy regular Evan Peters would be playing the lead.
Peters has been a regular on Murphy’s American Horror Story for a long time, and he was most recently featured in WandaVision playing the role of Quicksilver.
In this interview, Peters discusses the part:
Jeffrey’s parents, Lionel and Joyce Dahmer will be portrayed by Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water, Berlin Station) and Emmy winner Penelope Ann Miller.
Shari Dahmer will be portrayed by Molly Ringwald.
Niecy Nash, another of Ryan Murphy’s regular cast members, will play the lead role in the second series. Nash will play Dahmer’s neighbor Glenda Cleveland, who sought to report his strange behavior to the police and even the FBI but was ultimately unsuccessful.
Here’s an interview with Niecy Nash regarding her upcoming part:
Elsewhere here’s who else is in the cast for the series:
- Arye Gross (Better Call Saul) as Gerald Boyle
- Michael Learned (The Waltons) as Catherin Dahmer
- Dominic Burgess (Feud) as John Wayne Gacy
- Grant Harvey (Animal Kingdom) as Officer Mueller
- Karen Malina White (Lean on Me) as Shirley Hughes
- Royal Ivy King (All American: Homecoming) as Don
In addition to these two, Shaun Brown and Colin Ford will also star in the Monster, with Brown taking on the role of Dahmer’s lone planned victim who managed to escape and call the police.