Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, ventures into the mind of America’s most notorious serial killer when its two-night special “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” premieres Saturday, November 11 at 7pm ET/PT. Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims – unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: how did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of history’s most terrifying and unexpected serial killers? During his time behind bars, one of the nation’s leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest details of his life and crimes. “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” offers a fresh look at the infamous serial killer’s life through the eyes of the woman who became his closest confidant. With new interviews from pivotal figures in the case, the series sheds light on the grizzly and complicated investigation.
“‘Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks’ catapults viewers into Jeffrey Dahmer’s psyche, providing a unique look at the life of a serial killer that shook the nation,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Nancy Glass’ revealing interview with Dahmer, combined with our access to those who knew him, offers a gripping depiction of a serial killer that walked among us.”
Looking back on her first interview with Dahmer, Nancy highlights on-and-off-camera conversations detailing Dahmer’s disturbing crimes through his own words, giving insight into his dark, depraved manner and reasons for killing. The two-night event offers an in-depth look at the man and monster that was Jeffrey Dahmer with new and exclusive interviews from those closest to him, including parents Lionel and Shari Dahmer, who haven’t spoken about this case or their son publicly in over 20 years, and surviving victims Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis, who have decided to finally break their silence about what happened to them. Their unique experiences with Dahmer throughout various stages of his life expose a serial killer unlike any other – one not motivated by the impulse to kill, but rather the desire to exercise control.
“Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” is produced by Glass Entertainment Group with Nancy Glass, Eric Neuhaus, J.C. Mills, Jon Hirsch, and Matthew Watts serving as Executive Producers.
Since rebranding as a full-time crime programming destination in July, Oxygen Media finished 3Q as the fastest growing cable entertainment network year-over-year in primetime (up +44%) and total day (up +58%). 3Q17 was also Oxygen’s most watched third quarter in 4 years among total viewers. Additionally, Oxygen.com is the #1 most popular dedicated crime website.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, time period data based on L7 through 9/10/17 blended with L3 through 9/21/17 and LS through 9/24/17, NHI calendar, press prime= M-Su 8p-11p total day= M-Su 6a-3a. primetime cable entertainment ranks include all measured ad-supported cable entertainment networks that air in 100% of primetime (M-Su 8p-11p). #1 crime site based on comScore with competitive set (lawnewz.com, crimefeed.com, the-line-up.com, crimeonline.com, oxygen.com).
About Oxygen Media:
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to crime programming in 2017, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “The Jury Speaks,” “Cold Justice,” “Three Days to Live,” and “It Takes A Killer.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.