The series, meanwhile, marks Peters’ latest collaboration with Murphy after previously starring in nine installments of American Horror Story as well as Pose. It also follows his Emmy-winning turn as a detective on the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, which required a far more restrained and grounded performance — a notable departure from his work on AHS.
“I just love to go big. I think it’s so fun, and some of my favorite actors are very big actors. But this was an opportunity to go the opposite direction,” Peters previously told ET about the challenge of doing something different onscreen. And given the nature of Mare, “we wanted to make it very natural and real and sort of toned down,” the actor continued, explaining that “it was an opportunity to take everything down a notch and be a little more still and subdued.”
That said, it’s likely audiences will get a mix of both from Peters, who has played killers before — but not one as notorious and as dark as Dahmer.
In addition to Dahmer, Netflix also has a new true-crime docuseries, Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, that will feature unearthed recorded interviews with the convicted killer. The Dahmer Tapes mark the third installment in director Joe Berlinger’s Conversations With a Killer series, with the first two focused on Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy.
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