As we inch closer to October, Netflix is getting ready to start releasing their slate of spooky content in time for Halloween. Horror fans can expect shows like The Midnight Club from Mike Flanagan and the intriguing anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. True crime junkies can binge a new season of Untold Mysteries, and Conversations With a Killer will continue with a new story, this time focusing on Jeffrey Dahmer.
Ahead of the release of the new Dahmer docuseries, the streamer is also dropping a new scripted show following the infamous serial killer, starring American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters. Fans of the actor have been looking forward to this release for a while now, and we finally have all the details on Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
Here’s everything to know about the new show.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story release date
Clear your calendars, because Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is coming to Netflix sooner than you might think! The streamer announced today that the scripted series will drop Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. That’s less than a week away!
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story cast
The upcoming show, created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, has a stellar cast. Alongside Peters, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story stars familiar faces like Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Molly Ringwald, and Michael Learned. Check out the full cast, provided by Netflix, below:
- Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer
- Niecy Nash as Glenda Cleveland
- Richard Jenkins as Lionel Dahmer
- Molly Ringwald as Shari Dahmer
- Michael Learned as Catherine Dahmer
- Penelope Ann Miller as Joyce Dahmer
- Michael Beach as Detective Murphy
- Colby French as Detective Kennedy
- Shaun J. Brown as Tracy Edwards
- Mac Brandt as Officer Rauth
- Grant Harvey as Officer Mueller
- Matthew Alan as Officer Gabrish
- Scott Michael Morgan as Officer Balcerzak
- Josh Braaten as Young Lionel Dahmer
- Savannah Brown as Young Joyce Dahmer
- Nick A. Fisher as Young Jeffrey Dahmer
- Cameron Cowperthwaite as Steven Hicks
- Vince Hill-Bedford as Steven Tuomi
- Blake Cooper Griffin as Charles
- Matt Cordova as Detective Rauss
- Rodney Burford as Tony Hughes
- Karen Malina White as Shirley Hughes
- Nikyla Boxley as Young Shirley Hughes
- Karl Makinen as Officer Clyde Reynolds
- Nigel Gibbs as Jesse Jackson
- Brandon Black as Dean Vaughn
- Raphael Sbarge as Mayor John Norquist
- David Barrera as Police Chief Arreola
- Dyllón Burnside as Ronald Flowers
- Khetphet “KP” Phagnasay as Sounthone Sinthasomphone
- Ken Lerner as Joseph Zilber
- Dominic Burgess as John Wayne Gacy
- Chris Greene as Assistant Chaplain Adams
- Furly Mac as Christopher Scarver
- Linda Park as Julie Yang
The cast list reveals that we’ll see a new portrayal of John Wayne Gacy in this show, another notorious serial killer. Gacy will be played by Dominic Burgess, who you might’ve seen in things like 9-1-1: Lone Star, Dr. Death, and Santa Clarita Diet.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story synopsis
Dahmer is a well-known figure because of how heinous his crimes were. The serial killer lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and murdered 17 men — at least, that’s how many he was convicted for — between the years 1978 and 1991. He’s most notorious for partaking in necrophilia and cannibalism with his victims. It’s truly a gruesome story.
Here’s the official synopsis provided by Netflix:
“Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer gruesomely took the lives of seventeen innocent victims. DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series that exposes these unconscionable crimes, centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.”
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story trailer
Netflix also just released the first trailer for Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, and I’ve got to say, it looks great. Based on the cast, we know the acting will be good, and the trailer proves that it’s also made really well. The tone is extremely dark, as it should be, and it looks very compelling. Check it out below.
Expect the second trailer to drop on Sept. 20.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story photos
We’ve got a bunch of stills from the show to share with you ahead of the release. Check them out here:
Check back with us at Netflix Life for more coverage on Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story! Don’t miss the chilling series when it debuts on Sept. 21.