American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy - also famed for his shows such as Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Crime Story - is renowned for bringing some of the most unbelievable yet utterly addictive narratives to the small screen. Where he'll (hopefully) be sticking to real events however, is in his upcoming Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
Dahmer is one of the most infamous serial killers in American history, also going by the monikers of the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster. Throughout the years of 1978 to 1991, he committed the murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys, sexually abusing many of them following their deaths and eating parts of their bodies.
Upon his capture, Dahmer was found to be legally sane to stand trial, despite being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder and a psychotic disorder. On February 15th, 1992, Dahmer was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment after being convicted of 15 of the murders he had committed in Wisconsin, before later being sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment for a murder he had committed in Ohio.
The serial killer's life came to an end on November 28th, 1994, after a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin beat him to death.
Reports suggest that the show will chronicle the times of Dahmer's murders from the perspective of his victims, whilst also focusing on the incompetence in the legal and judicial system that enabled the killer to get away with his crimes for so long.
Casting for Dahmer is still taking place, but Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins has been confirmed to star in the role of the killer's father, Lionel.
Murphy is going to have to be more careful than ever before with this subject matter, so as not to sensationalise the real-life crimes and offend the living families of those who fell victim to Dahmer.
The news comes two years after Murphy originally signed a five-year deal with Netflix, worth $300 million. Since that point, he has released a number of different projects on the platform, including two seasons of The Politician, a documentary in A Secret Life, the limited series Hollywood and, the debut season of Sarah Paulson-fronted series Ratched. A number of other movies and tv shows have been confirmed, but are yet to get a release date.
We'll bring you more updates on Ryan Murphy's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story as and when we get it.
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