Netlfix has just released the trailer for its next original series, Mindhunter, a crime drama that is sure to be your next big binge this fall.
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From filmmaker David Fincher, Mindhunter is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s nonfiction book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which detailed Special Agent Douglas’ time tracking down some of the most notorious serial killers in modern history. He became such a legendary figure in law enforcement by interviewing and studying the likes of Charles Manson and Ted Bundy, that he even became the inspiration for the character Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris’ Silence of the Lambs.
The series, set in 1979, stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as Holden Ford and Bill Tench, respectively, agents from the FBI’s serial crime unit. Together, they embark on a “sinister investigative odyssey" and learn how serial killers think. “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” McCallany’s Tench muses in the trailer, which also includes references to Charles Manson and the Son of Sam.
Fincher, who directed three episodes, is no stranger to dark, disturbing subject matter. A master of the modern noir, he previously brought us Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl, to name just a selection of his extensive resume. If this newly released trailer for Mastermind, gritty in texture and brooding in tone, is any indication, the series will fit nicely into the filmmaker’s catalogue.
This is not Fincher’s first time working with Netflix: the director already serves as an executive producer of House of Cards. He’s also producing Mindhunter, along with Charlize Theron, Joshua Donen, and Cean Chaffin.
Mindhunter will be available to stream this fall, with all ten episodes set to be released on October 13.