Debuting this week on Netflix, chilling 10-part crime thriller Mindhunter is the latest offering from legendary director David Fincher.
Inspired by retired FBI agent John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s 1996 New York Times bestseller, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series is set in 1979 and charts the relentless efforts of two FBI agents who profile some of America’s most notorious serial killers in a bid to shed light on similar cases.
Working in the behavioural science unit, agents Holden Ford (Looking’s Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) — who are loosely based on Douglas, considered the pioneer of criminal profiling, and Robert K. Ressler, who is said to have coined the term serial killers — travel between various police stations around the US to share FBI techniques.
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Mindhunter, a detective drama executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, explores the psyche of some of America’s most infamous serial killers. Netflix released a full-length trailer for the show on Tuesday.
Based on the nonfiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the show follows a pair of FBI agents in 1979 who interview and analyze
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Check out the above trailer for David Fincher’s new series for Netflix, and tell me you’re not excited.
Mindhunter is set to explore the seminal years of criminal profiling, more specifically, the profiling of possibly the most popular monster in fiction, the serial killer. David Fincher has already created two of the greatest films in the serial killer genre; the over-the-top yet terrifying Seven, and the slower, more thoughtful Zodiac.
The antagonist of Seven is the quintessential “genius sociopath.” He’s the guy who’s always one step ahead of the cops, who slowly unveils a master plan using mutilated corpses as visual aides. When it comes to the fictional serial killer, nothing beats Seven.
Zodiac went in a very different direction, exploring the still unsolved case of the “Zodiac killer.” On paper, the Zodiac killer sounds like a fictional supervillain, due to his habit of writing taunting letters to the law enforcement agents
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Netflix has a lot to thank David Fincher for. After the streaming service outbid various prestige cable networks such as HBO and Showtime to win the rights to the American remake of House of Cards, which Fincher executive produced as well as directing the pilot, Netflix evolved from being the public’s favorite way to binge-watch their favorite shows. to a pioneering model of entertainment production and distribution in its own right/
House of Cards brought legitimacy to what many had considered a vanity project with no hope of profit or success, and now Netflix is home to a whole roster of award-winning, wildly popular shows that entice some of the biggest names in entertainment to the fold. The trailer for their upcoming show, Mindhunter, brings it all back full circle, as Fincher returns to the streaming service with an enticing new drama.
The trailer is a short yet unnerving peek into the
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Mindhunter was announced back in 2015 as a serial killer profiler series from producers David Fincher and Charlize Theron. At the time, we were like “oh, that sounds cool,” and then we pretty much forgot about it. And then Netflix went and released the first look trailer for the series, which arrives in October.
It turns out we weren’t excited enough, because we forgot that David Fincher and serial killers go together like zip ties and black plastic garbage bags. Fincher, after all, directed Se7en and Zodiac, two of the best serial killer movies ever made, and Mindhunter is his take on the overdone but endlessly fascinating criminal profiler genre. This could be the elusive prestige procedural TV critics have long fantasized about.
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CBS and Criminal Minds have mostly cornered the serial killer-hunting TV show market, but Netflix is about to give them a little competition with Mindhunter. The drama comes from David Fincher and Charlize Theron, and is an adaptation of one of the most important serial killer-related texts, Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Set in 1979, Holt McCallany stars as FBI Agent Bill Tench, a member of the behavioral science unit. He teams up with Jonathan Groff’s Holden Ford to interview imprisoned serial killers to solve recent murders. The first teaser features a rush of images and an ever-changing inkblot, which will screw with your head a bit. Mindhunter also stars Anna Torv, and is written by Joe Penhall and Scott Buck.
Netflix will set Mindhunter loose in October.
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