In his second look in two days to speak about Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, creator Ryan Murphy mentioned his objective for the restricted collection was to inform a “sophisticated people story.”
“We weren’t actually thinking about Dahmer the monster,” Murphy mentioned at a quasi-press convention Saturday at Netflix headquarters. “It was [about] who was complicit in making the monster. There have been many, many various issues concerned in that. It was an advanced human story … it tackled systemic racism, homophobia. We had been at all times considering of the victims.”
Murphy thinks the restricted collection has been so common — he mentioned that someday within the subsequent week, one billion hours may have been streamed by viewers — as a result of “the world is such a darkish place” and other people want a spot to “put their nervousness.”
“I feel since Covid, individuals are actually thinking about psychological well being,” continued Murphy.
Repeating what he mentioned Thursday at a DGA occasion, Murphy mentioned his crew spent quite a lot of time researching the serial killer and “did our due diligence” by reaching out to twenty family and friends of the victims. “We didn’t hear again,” he mentioned merely.
Murphy was joined on the occasion by stars Evan Peters, Richard Jenkins and Niecy Nash. Questions by reporters and critics had been curated and requested by Netflix employees. Murphy, who additionally served as a moderator, didn’t deal with the backlash from the victims’ households, who’ve mentioned publicly that they by no means heard from his crew.
“We had been determined to get different enter,” Murphy mentioned concerning the researching course of. “We relied closely on a number of sources.”
Peters performs the infamous serial killer within the ten-part collection, which is essentially informed from the viewpoint of the victims, and dives deeply into the police incompetence and apathy that allowed the Wisconsin native to go on a multiyear killing spree. The collection dramatizes at the least 10 situations the place Dahmer was virtually apprehended however finally let go.
The collection comes from Murphy and Ian Brennan, who created it and exec produce alongside Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Evan Peters, Janet Mock, and Carl Franklin.