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Ryan Murphy's Dahmer Series Drops First Trailer Featuring Evan Peters

Ryan Murphy's Dahmer Series Drops First Trailer Featuring Evan Peters

Ryan Murphy's Dahmer Series Drops First Trailer Featuring Evan Peters

Tate Langdon wasn't already disturbing enough?

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Another true crime series is on the way with Ryan Murphy tackling the story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer – and the first trailer has just arrived.

Dahmer murdered at least 17 men and boys during his killing spree, which spanned between 1978 and 1991. His gruesome acts were notable for sometimes involving cannibalism and necrophilia, as well as the failure of Wisconsin police officers to intervene after they were called on behalf of one of his victims, 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone, has been the subject of much scorn over the years.

Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is set to tackle that timeline in a narrative told mostly from the perspective of the victims. Evan Peters will star as the notorious killer, with Niecey Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, Shaun J. Brown, Colin Ford, and Richard Jenkins rounding out the primary cast.

The series has already been the subject of controversy, with some questioning why the entertainment industry continues to ensure murderers like Dahmer will live on in infamy. In turn, others have expressed appreciation that the show appears to focus more on the victims.

The trailer bills the series as being “based on the horrific true events,” and seems rather focused on Peters’ disturbing turn as Dahmer, as well as Glenda Cleveland (Nash), Dahmer’s neighbor who was among the group of women who tried but failed to convince the police to help Sinthasomphone.

Murphy and Peters have collaborated on dark material before, but this is likely going to be their darkest collaboration yet.

“Honestly, I was very scared about all of the things that he did, and diving into that and trying to commit to that was absolutely going to be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life, because I wanted it to be very authentic. But in order to do that, I was going to have to go to really dark places and stay there for an extended period of time,” Peters said.

The series premieres on Netflix on September 21, but you can watch the trailer below.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.