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Michael Chernus Cast as John Wayne Gacy in DEVIL IN DISGUISE Series and Makes a Thoughtful Statement

Michael Chernus Cast as John Wayne Gacy in DEVIL IN DISGUISE Series and Makes a Thoughtful Statement

Michael Chernusbest known for roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Orange is the new
Black
, Ramyand the Apple series Separationhas signed on to play the serial killer in the Peacock limited drama series Devil in Disguise: John Wayne Gacy.

Inspired by the NBC News Studios and Peacock docuseries, John Wayne Gacy: The Devil in Disguise, the limited series is produced by UCP.

According to the official synopsis, the series “peels back the twisted layers of Gacy’s life while weaving together the harrowing stories of his mostly gay victims; explore the pain, guilt and trauma of their families and friends; and expose the systemic failures, missed opportunities and social prejudices that fueled his reign of terror.”

Between 1972 and 1978, Gacy killed at least 33 young men and boys near Chicago, Illinois, “and no one was the wiser,” the series description reads. “Not for all those years. Why? He was charming and funny. He had a good, all-American job. He was a community leader. He even volunteered to entertain sick children… dressed as a clown.

Chernus released the following statement about the project:

“I am thrilled and honored by this opportunity. The direction the writers are taking with this project is important, focusing on the victims and their families, as well as those who ultimately brought John Wayne Gacy to justice.

Although Gacy was the perpetrator of these horrific crimes, I’m relieved that he won’t be the main focus of the series. It is heartbreaking for me to think of what his victims (all young men and boys) might have done with their lives if the system had not failed them so tragically.

I believe in the power of storytelling and hope that by telling this story, thoughtfully, we can play a role in preventing this from happening again.”

Chernus and the streamer seem to be aware that the serial killer story genre is popular among viewers, but has come under more scrutiny in recent years, depending on how the stories are told and how much or little attention is paid to them. placed on the murderer compared to him. the victims).

It seems like they’re taking a careful approach to the story they’re going to tell and I can’t wait to check it out.

via: Variety

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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