American Horror Story's Evan Peters Will Play Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer In Netflix TV Series
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Evan Peters has been cast to play serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in a new TV series.
The American Horror Story star will be diving into one of America's worst murderers, who was convicted of killing more than a dozen boys and young men.
The Netflix limited series, titled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, is being developed by AHS creator Ryan Murphy.
Dahmer's rap sheet is both sickening and horrifying.
He was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster due to him being involved with necrophilia and cannibalism.
Dahmer was eventually was beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994.
The Netflix series will look into his many victims and go into how the police managed to miss him as a prime suspect.
Deadline reports there will be at least 10 examples shown of how authorities nearly caught onto Dahmer, but either missed the mark or let him go without charge.
There's no word on when we can expect to see this on the streaming service, but we are very excited for it to come out.
Dahmer carried out his first murder just three weeks after graduation aged 18.
He killed young men and boys and became infamous for mutilating the bodies of his victims and even stored some of their body parts. He would go on killing until he was apprehended in 1991.
The serial killer was finally caught when he asked three boys to come back to his apartment and pose for nude photos for $100 each. They agreed and Dahmer quickly turned on them once they were inside the property.
One of the boys was handcuffed and told to sit in a room for the photographs. Dahmer at one point rested his head on the boy's chest to listen to his heartbeat, before telling him he planned to eat his heart.
The boy punched Dahmer in the face when he wasn't handcuffed, ran from the apartment and was able to flag down two police officers.
The serial killer was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder and a psychotic disorder, but was found to be legally sane at his trial, where he was sentenced to life in prison.