Ryan Murphy will tell the story of this "Monster".
Ryan Murphy, Creator of American Horror Story and Ratched, has already begun conjuring up his next project with Netflix. Murphy has proven himself to be a true master of horror/weird and the recent news from Deadline has shown us that his next project will be a limited series about infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Murphy, who is co-creating with Ian Brennan, have officially received a greenlight for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Deadline notes, “The 10-episode limited series spans the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s and ends with Dahmer’s arrest in the early ’90s.”
“Monster chronicles the story of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, largely told from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims, and dives deeply into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to go on a multiyear killing spree. The series dramatizes at least 10 instances where Dahmer was almost apprehended but ultimately let go. The series also is expected to touch on white privilege, as Dahmer, a clean-cut, good-looking white guy, was repeatedly given a free pass by cops as well as by judges who were lenient when he had been charged with petty crimes.”
The only casting done so far is Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) who will be playing Dahmer's father... So far they have still be hunting for an actor to play the one and only Dahmer. Whoever they pick will have to be perfect, the casting could very well be the final factor on the quality of the show.
Janet Mock (Pose) is writing/directing, with Carl Franklin (Mindhunter) also directing.