WandaVision’s Ralph Boehner star Evan Peters will play the role of real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the new Netflix miniseries Monster.
WandaVision star Evan Peters, who many believed would be Fox universe’s Quicksilver opening up the prospect of the multiverse in the MCU, turned out to be a massive casting gag, albeit not many fans saw the funny side.
The Ralph Boehner actor is now set to play Jeffrey Dahmer in Ryan Murphy‘s latest Netflix limited series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
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The show will only cover ten of Dahmer’s heinous crimes. It will also touch on Dahmer’s white privilege and how it affects the judicial system’s handling of the serial killer, as well as archive Dahmer’s splurge from the 1960s to his imprisonment in the 1990s.
Dahmer’s mother Joyce and father Lionel are played by Penelope Ann Miller and Richard Jenkins, respectively. Niecy Nash portrays Glenda Cleveland, a neighbor of Dahmer’s who repeatedly called the cops and even attempted to contact the FBI to warn them of Dahmer’s mental instability, but to fruitless results.
Shaun J. Brown plays Tracy, Dahmer’s final intended target, who battled hard and tried to evade, directing police to Dahmer’s residence and culminating in the killer’s arrest. Meanwhile, Chazz is played by Colin Ford.
Officially announced in October 2020, Monster is co-created by Murphy and his production partner Ian Brennan. The duo also acts as executive producers along with Carl Franklin, Janet Mock, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Eric Kovtun.
Scott Robertson is a co-producer, while Franklin will be sitting on the director’s chair for the pilot, with Mock directing and scripting several episodes. David McMillan will be joining Brennan and Mock in the writers’ lounge.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is yet to receive an official release date on Netflix.