First trailer for Netflix's Dahmer series has arrived and Evan Peters looks terrifying
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The first trailer for Netflix's upcoming crime drama series sees Evan Peters recreate a real-life American horror story as he takes on the role of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
After easing us in with a teaser released yesterday, Netflix has now plunged us into the deep end of Dahmer's story with the first of two trailers for the new series, DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
The series comes from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, who brought back AHS star Peters for the titular role of Dahmer.
See Peters' chilling transformation into the serial killer here:
Dahmer was arrested in 1991, when police discovered several body parts, including severed heads, and countless polaroids of mutilated bodies inside his apartment in Milwaukee.
The killer confessed to murdering at least 17 people, having evaded police throughout his killing spree, which spread over 13 years. He was sentenced to 16 life sentences behind bars, but ended up being killed by another inmate in 1994.
Over the course of 10 episodes, Netflix's Dahmer series '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 new trailer reveals more about the story after the unsettling circumstances established in yesterday's teaser, when a woman's voice could be heard trying to get Dahmer's attention, saying: "Excuse me? Jeff? I gotta say, that smell is worse than ever. I saw you go out to the dumpster and throw out a whole bunch of bad meat, so the smell should be gone by now. Jeff?”
It probably goes without saying - the smell wasn't just regular old, past-its-use-by-date meat.
Peters is joined in the series by Niecy Nash, who plays the killer's next door neighbour, Glenda Cleveland, as well as Richard Jenkins and Penelope Ann Miller as his parents, and Molly Ringwald and Michael Learned.
Murphy's recreation of the horrific events comes ahead of another look into Dahmer's story in Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, which is set to arrive on Netflix in October.
After previous instalments involving Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, the new Conversations with a Killer will feature never-before-heard audio interviews between Dahmer and his defence team.
A second trailer for the Murphy's series is set to be released on 20 September before The Jeffrey Dahmer Story drops in its entirety.
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