Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storythe new miniseries of king of serial horror Ryan Murphy, will be released on September 21 on Netflix. We have recently been able to take a peek at the first images of the series that will see the always superlative in the role of the protagonist Evan Peters: the trailer, released a few days ago, shows a rather unified story, in which the neighbors of the serial killer, which will contribute to its capture. TV series about serial killers are a passion of ours and for this we have collected the best you can find on Netflix and those that are inspired by the story of real criminals.
As happens to many actors who play difficult roles such as that of a serial killer accused of dozens of murders, cannibalism and necrophilia, Evan Peters struggled considerably to get into the role. During an interview for Ryan Murphy Productions, the actor talked about the difficulties he encountered while working on the series and the rule that the director and creator of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story had established during the making of the series.
“We had only one fundamental rule that was given to us by Ryan: we would never tell the story from Dahmer’s point of view. Thanks to this decision, the public does not sympathize with him. He doesn’t get into his situation. You look at it more, you know, from the outside. “
The need to remain detached from the protagonist is a necessary consequence of the respect due to the victims by Jeffrey Dahmer, which had to be brought back to the center of the narrative, without the series becoming an elegy of the serial killer.
“It was important to be respectful towards the victims and the families of the victims; try to tell the story in the most authentic way possible. You need to have certain plot points where you explain why he did these things, but you don’t need to embellish them. We understand it, we don’t need to see it with different eyes ”.
Central to the Ryan Murphy series will be the emphasis on the many delays and police blindness of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Jeffrey Dahmer lived and killed his victims. In particular Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story will focus on the thesis of “White privilege”arguing that if the killer was left free to kill it is due to the fact that he was an unsuspected white man (even with a conviction for sexual harassment behind him) who killed children who lived on the margins and belonged to ethnic groups excluded from society.