4He’s Had an Effect on Entertainment
Not only is Netflix’s Mindhunter adapted from his own book and Groff’s character loosely based on him, there are other ways the Douglas story has been used in popular culture. The character of Agent Jack Crawford, from Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Red Dragon, was modeled after him. Douglas also consulted on Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, advising Stanley Tucci on his character. And there probably wouldn’t be Jason Gideon and Criminal Minds without his bureau’s existence. Douglas has also co-authored almost a dozen books on criminal psychology, motives, methodology, and related subjects.
Even though Netflix’s Mindhunter is just an adaptation within the crowded true crime genre, it looks like it’s going to be a gripping insider chronicle of a dark and unsettling world audiences are very already interested in visiting… from the comfort of their own couches, of course.