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Evan Peters to Play Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Ryan Murphy Show

Evan Peters and Jeffrey Dahmer

The American Horror Story alumnus will star in Netflix's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

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Evan Peters has a killer new part.

The American Horror Story alumnus -- known for his depictions of creepy and villainous characters in the FX series -- will sink his teeth into Jeffrey Dahmer in Netflix's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, reports Deadline.

Created by Ryan Murphy, the limited series will also feature Niecy Nash, Penelope Ann Miller, and Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) as Dahmer's father, Lionel, a chemist who shows his child how to preserve animal bones -- a chilling preparation for what's to come.

As previously announced, Monsterwill be co-created by Ian Brennan, Murphy's longtime collaborator on shows including Glee, Scream Queens, and The Politician.Pose's Janet Mock has also signed on for writing and directing. Mock will serve as an executive producer with Murphy, Brennan, and Carl Franklin (Mindhunter), who will direct the pilot.

Known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, Dahmer killed 17 men and boys in his lifetime. Many of the bodies were dismembered, cannibalized, preserved, and subjected to acts of necrophilia. He eventually received life imprisonment for his crimes and was beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994 at age 34.

Monster also calls to mind another Murphy production, FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which followed spree killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).

It marks the latest iteration of Netflix's deal with Murphy, who also helmed The Boys in the Band, The Politician, Hollywood, and Ratched. Mock, who also has a deal with the platform, was an executive producer of Hollywood as well.

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.