Ryan Murphy Working To Bring ‘Dahmer’ Series To Netflix

Television creator and innovator Ryan Murphy is developing a different kind of monster story for Netflix.

Murphy–the man behind such TV successes as American Horror StoryRatched and Scream Queens–is hard at work on a mini-series for the streamer that will put a new twist on the horrific story of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, according to Deadline.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story–slated to start shooting in January–was created by Murphy and his sometime collaborator Ian Brennan (GleeHollywood). Carl Franklin (Mindhunters) is on board to direct the series along with Janet Mock (Pose), who also will handle the screenplay.

Richard Jenkins–an Oscar-nominated actor for The Visitor (2007) and The Shape of Water (2017)–reportedly will star as Dahmer’s father Lionel. There is no word yet on who will be cast in the lead role, but reports have Murphy and the show’s producers  “casting a wide net” for someone to play the demanding role. Casting also is underway for another leading role–that of Glenda Cleveland, Dahmer’s former neighbor who tried to alert the police to his actions.

The mini-series, according to reports, will be told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims, and will take place from the 1960s up to the 1990s, when Dahmer finally was captured. The series also is expected to dramatize the struggles the police experienced during the manhunt, including the times Dahmer was arrested and then released.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on casting and production schedules for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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