If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to talk to a serial killer, look no further than the new Netflix show Mindhunter. The show follows the protagonist Holden Ford, an FBI agent working in the 1970s who begins interviewing serial killers in order to develop a better behavioral profile of their traits and habits. Yet Ford doesn’t work alone. Who is Bill Tench from Mindhunter, and what role does he play in the psychoanalysis of serial killers?
Tench (played by Holt McCallany) is also an FBI agent, and Ford’s partner. He joins Ford in his quest to get the FBI to take psychology and psychoanalysis seriously, especially as it applies to criminal profiling. Tench follows Ford around the country as they travel to interview some of America’s most prolific convicted serial killers, from Edmund Kemper to