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Netflix Orders ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ from Ryan Murphy 

Series is Greenlit on the Heels of 'Ratched,' Based on the Iconic Character from 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Netflix has greenlit “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” a limited series from Ryan Murphy about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer that will span the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and will end in the early 1990s. The logline: “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, and 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.”

Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”) is on board to play Dahmer’s father, and the search is currently underway for the actor who will be playing Dahmer himself. Ten episodes of “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” will be produced,