Jeffrey Dahmer Series Starring Evan Peters Is Now Streaming On Netflix

A new Netflix series about the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer starring Evan Peters has dropped today.
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A new Netflix series about the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer starring Evan Peters is now streaming.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will explore the murderer, who was nicknamed the Milwaukee Monster, and his actions between 1978 and 1991.

Peters has teamed up once again with American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy to tackle this chilling story.

Watch the trailer for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story below…

The first trailer for the show was released last week and fans have been praising the actor’s portrayal of Dahmer, with some already calling for him to win an Emmy.

One person commented on social media: “Evan Peters playing Jeffery Dahmer is going to be so good I already know”

Someone else demanded: “Give him the Emmy already!”

“Evan Peters embodies Jeffery so well!” expressed a third fan.

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Peters had previously explained how this role was one of the ‘hardest things’ he has ever had to do.

In a video interview posted to Netflix’s YouTube channel, the actor said: “I was very scared about all of the things that Dahmer did, and trying to commit to [playing this character] was absolutely going to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life.

“It was so jaw-dropping that it all really happened. It felt important to be respectful to the victims and to the victims’ families to try to tell the story as authentically as we could.” 

Peters also explained that the showrunner made sure that the limited series is not told just from Dahmer’s perspective and that the victims and their families would be portrayed fairly.

The X-Men star continued: “It’s called The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, but it’s not just him and his backstory. It’s the repercussions; it’s how society and our system failed to stop him multiple times because of racism and homophobia.

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“We had one rule going into this from Ryan [Murphy] that it would never be told from Dahmer’s point of view.” 

One of the perspectives that will be explored in the show is Dahmer’s neighbour Glenda Cleveland, played by Nancy Walsh.

She would often hear the victims, smell them from her apartment and in one instance she saw one of them injured and undressed in the hallway.

However, whenever she would report him to the police, they would believe Dahmer over her as she was a Black woman living in an undersized apartment.

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A three-part documentary about the serial killer will also be coming out on Netflix in the coming months.

It will feature never-heard audio between Dahmer and his defence team and will explore why he was able to avoid police custody for so long.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is now streaming on Netflix.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.