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Mindhunter: David Fincher’s Netflix drama cuts to the heart of 1970s serial-killers

Mindhunter debuts on Netflix on October 13

Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid.

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me’,” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security cameras on his house.”

In the slow-burning 1970s crime drama, Groff co-stars with Holt McCallany

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David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored over the course of the series: what makes heinous criminals do the things they do?

The answer is likely to be multifaceted and elusive, and if the two episodes screened for review ahead of the series launch on Friday are anything to go by, rather harrowing, too.

Based on the real-life experiences of former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, the show charts the inception of the FBI’s criminal profiling programme in the late 1970s, as detailed in his book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Many of the crimes, which are shocking and brutal, are real; as are the murderers involved – and while the Gone Girl director manages to sprinkle in some bleak humour, the darkness is almost all-consuming. For this reason, a binge-watch is almost out of

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-10-11/mindhunter-david-fincher-review/

The real history behind Netflix’s new criminal profiling drama Mindhunter

Legendary director David Fincher’s new 10-part TV series Mindhunter arrives on Netflix on Friday 13th October.

The dark drama follows the real-life development of the FBI’s forays into criminal profiling in the late 1970s.

The story is based on a true crime book by John E. Douglas called Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, in which the former FBI man details his experiences with the Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) and the creation of the ‘Criminal Profiling Programme’. This programme involved him conducting interviews with notorious serial killers and rapists including Charles Manson and the Boston Strangler, and working on the JonBenet Ramsey murder case.

The drama follows agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) – the former is based on Douglas – as they develop the ideas that will become the tenets of the profiling system.

Here is everything we know about the reality – and the myths

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Keisha Castle-Hughes stars in new US drama series

Keisha Castle-Hughes lives in Los Angeles but returns to New Zealand 'as much as possible'.

Keisha Castle-Hughes lives in Los Angeles but returns to New Zealand ‘as much as possible’.

For 17 years, Ted Kaczynski (known as the Unabomber) orchestrated a reign of terror in the United States before he was finally captured in 1996. The drama series Manhunt: Unabomber details the FBI’s hunt for this criminal mastermind who killed three people and injured 23 in a series of bombings targeting universities, airlines and businesses. A range of big-name actors star in the drama including Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Jane Lynch and New Zealand’s Keisha Castle-Hughes, who plays Tabby Milgrim, an agent who partners with criminal profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington). 

Can you describe your character in Manhunt?
Keisha Castle-Hughes:
I play Tabby Milgrim. She’s an FBI agent on the

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ABC Buys ‘Paradise Falls’ Drama From ‘Criminal Minds’ Showrunner Erica Messer

Longtime Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer has set up a new drama project at ABC. Paradise Falls, which Messer will write and executive produce, comes from ABC Studios, where she is based.

Paradise Falls is described as a grounded look at the challenging life of a multi-generational family. It centers on a working mom who figures out the best way to guide her kids (and even the adults) is through a series of homemade parenting videos.

Paradise Falls stems from a two-year pod deal Messer signed with ABC Studios in July for her Erica Messer Productions. Overseeing the project for the company is Erica Messer Prods. development executive Deborah Cincotta.

Messer is in her seventh year at the helm of Criminal Minds and her 13th year

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/09/paradise-falls-drama-criminal-minds-showrunner-erica-messer-abc-1202173357/

ABC Buys ‘Paradise Falls’ Drama From ‘Criminal Minds’ EP Erica …

Longtime Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer has set up a new drama project at ABC. Paradise Falls, which Messer will write and executive produce, comes from ABC Studios, where she is based.

Paradise Falls is described as a grounded look at the challenging life of a multi-generational family. It centers on a working mom who figures out the best way to guide her kids (and even the adults) is through a series of homemade parenting videos.

Paradise Falls stems from a two-year pod deal Messer signed with ABC Studios in July for her Erica Messer Productions. Overseeing the project for the company is Erica Messer Prods. development executive Deborah Cincotta.

Messer is in her seventh year at the helm of Criminal Minds and her 13th year

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/09/paradise-falls-drama-criminal-minds-showrunner-erica-messer-abc-1202173357/

‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Review: Compelling and Surprisingly Personal Drama That Won’t Let Go (VIDEOS)

“Manhunt: Unabomber”, the Discovery Channel eight-part series begins Tuesday August 1 (first hour of premiere now streaming on its YouTube channel and website) and there’s reason for the hype and anticipation. The production sucks you in to the world inhabited by those whose lives were consumed by the hunt for Ted Kaczinski, forcing you to understand more than you ever thought possible about the mind of the man known as the Unabomber. Here’s a clip of the opening sequence.

“Manhunt: Unabomber” covers the period of 1995-1997, with action tossed back and forth as needed for dramatization. There’s crime solving procedural drama, combined with the kind of techniques used by the fictional character Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. While that film features face-to-face time between the lead characters, we only get that in “Manhunt: Unabomber” after the capture of Kaczinski, except it sure feels like more.

The premiere begins by

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2017/07/31/manhunt-unabomber-review-compelling-surprisingly-personal-drama-wont-let-go-videos/

K-Drama Opening Spotlight: Lee Jun Ki And Moon Chae Won Track Serial Killers With Their “Criminal Minds”

“Criminal Minds” opens this week to challenge Lee Jun Ki and his team in tracking down serial killers.

Criminal Minds

From his Prince-turned-King portrayal in Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Lee Jun Ki extends the same level of intensity to his detective role in Criminal Minds. His new crime drama narrates a team of elite profilers, who solves cases that involve monster-like sociopaths and psychopaths.  The vicious serial killers are normally apprehended from the loopholes they missed after discarding their victims. They will then be taunted and analyzed by the profiler team to get the information of where he hides his existing victim.

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If you are a fan of the CBS original like me, you know that each episode of the series has the ability to set the mood instantly, for you to anticipate what kind of serial killer

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Lee Joon Gi To Star In A Drama Set In Present Day For The First Time In 4 Years Tonight With “Criminal Minds”

Lee Joon Gi’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama “Criminal Minds” is his first drama set in the present day since MBC’s “Two Weeks” in 2013.

In tvN’s “Criminal Minds,” Lee Joon Gi will play Kim Hyun Joon, a crime scene investigator in the NCI’s profiling team. Prior to this job, he was part of the SWAT team’s bomb disposal unit.

Kim Hyun Joon is often misunderstood due to his mischievous attitude, but his true concern and empathy for crime victims are proof of his warm heart. Interestingly, he is a character that was created for the Korean remake of “Criminal Minds” and does not exist in the original American series.

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Reasons To Look Forward To Lee Joon Gi’s Role In Upcoming Drama “Criminal Minds”

Many fans are excited to see Lee Joon Gi act in a modern setting again. His performance in action dramas has always been superb,

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/26/lee-joon-gi-return-drama-set-present-day-first-time-4-years-criminal-minds-tonight/

Reasons To Look Forward To Lee Joon Gi’s Role In Upcoming Drama “Criminal Minds”

Lee Joon Gi will be taking on the lead role of tvN’s “Criminal Minds” as Kim Hyun Joon, a talented crime scene investigator and profiler who works at the NCI. Although his character is sometimes misunderstood due to his tendency to show off and be mischievous, Kim Hyun Joon is a character who cares deeply about his team and possesses a strong sense of justice.

The actor’s role in the drama is attracting a great deal of interest, as this is his first contemporary work in about four years and the drama’s genre is similar to that of “Time Between Dog and Wolf,” a drama that is recognized to be one of Lee Joon Gi’s trademark works. Furthermore, as a widely acknowledged expert at action, fans are also looking forward to what kind of action scenes the actor will pull off for “Criminal Minds.”

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/25/reasons-look-forward-lee-joon-gis-role-upcoming-drama-criminal-minds/