Netflix’s new thriller series gives a terrifying look at an infamous serial killer

The true crime drama arrives on the streamer very soon.

Netflix has unveiled a trailer and a release date for its true crime drama about infamous US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

titled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storythe limited series sees Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown) play Dahmer who murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991.

Comprising of ten episodes, Netflix says the show shines a spotlight on the as-yet untold stories of Dahmer’s victims.

“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series that exposes these unconscionable crimes, centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade,” the plot synopsis from the streamer reads.

As well as Peters, the cast of the series includes Michael Learned, Molly Ringwald, Nicey Nash, Penelope Ann Miller and Richard Jenkins.

Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan (Glee), Monster arrives on Netflix on Wednesday, 21 September.

Until then, you can check out the trailer for the series below.

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Earlier in the week, JOE covered the trailer for the upcoming Hollywood-set epic Babylon starring Diego Calva, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in a separate article here.

Meanwhile, here are some of the other big teasers that were released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV.

Decision to Leave

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Starting with movies, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook returns with this romantic mystery which arrives in Irish cinemas on 21 October.

disenchanted

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This sequel to the 2007 musical fantasy Enchanted, which was partly shot in Ireland, drops on Disney+ on 24 November.

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

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Naomi Ackie is Whitney Houston in this musical biopic which will arrive in Irish cinemas on 26 December.

Mr Harrigan’s Phone

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This adaptation of a Stephen King horror novella lands on Netflix on 5 October.

The School of Good and Evil

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Sticking with Netflix, this fantasy film set at an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between good and evil drops on the streamer on 19 October.

Little Mermaid

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The 1989 Disney animated film of the same name is getting a live-action remake which will arrive in cinemas on May 26, 2023.

The Stranger

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Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris star in this Australian crime thriller about an undercover cop which will be released on Netflix on 19 October.

V/H/S/99

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The fifth entry in the inventive found footage horror franchise, V/H/S/99 lands on Shudder in Ireland on 20 October.

Avenue 5 Season 2

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Moving onto TV, this underrated HBO sci-fi comedy set on a space cruise ship will premiere its second season in Ireland sometime after its US release on 10 October.

Secret Invasion

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The first of two Marvel projects on this list, Secret Invasion sees Samuel L. Jackson return as Nick Fury and will arrive on Disney+ in early 2023.

shantaram

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Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam plays a bank robber from Australia who flees the country to India in this Apple TV+ series which will premiere on 14 October.

The Mandalorian Season 3

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Baby Yoda and Mando are back for the third season of The Mandalorian which is set for a February 2023 release on Disney+.

Werewolf By Night

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This TV special based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name is scheduled to be released on Disney+ on 7 October.

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