Netflix releases new series on serial killer

Mark J Price

Evan Peters plays the lead role in “Dahmer,” a 10-episode series on Netflix.

Jeffrey Dahmer — Akron, Ohio’s most infamous son — is the subject of Netflix’s new series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”

The notorious serial killer, who grew up in Ohio’s Bath Township, is the lead character in Netflix’s “Dahmer,” a 10-episode series that will explore the murders and dismemberments of 17 men and boys that happened between 1978 and 1991 at the hands of Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster.

Emmy-winning actor Evan Peters, 35, stars in the miniseries as Dahmer, and also features Richard Jenkins and Penelope Ann Miller as parents Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. The cast also includes Niecy Nash as Glenda Cleveland, Michael Learned as Catherine Dahmer, Molly Ringwald as Shari Dahmer.

“Dahmer” is rated TV-MA for “substances, language, violence, nudity, gore, sexual violence and smoking,” according to the Netflix show page.

Here’s what we know about the new Netflix series.

What is Netflix’s ‘The Dahmer Story’ about?

“Dahmer” exposes the gross and unconscionable crimes that the serial killer acted upon from 1978-1991. According to Netflix, the series is “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.”

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