Noted auteur filmmaker David Fincher is no stranger to the dark recesses of human behaviour, having explored it in works such as Se7en, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl. Now the director is coming to Netflix with a brand new series that will take audiences inside the inner workings of the FBI with Mindhunter.
Here’s the synopsis:
Set in 1979, Mindhunter follows newly commissioned FBI Special Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), who is assigned to the agency’s coveted Behavioural Sciences Unit and is drawn into the profiling and research of serial killers. But the line for Ford soon starts to shift, and the overwhelming darkness of the predators he is chasing soon begins to intertwine with his own personal life.
Check out the new teaser below:
Fincher and screenwriter Joe Penhall have adapted the series from the best-selling book by former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, who was one of the first ever criminal profilers. Douglas was noted for having interviewed some of the worst serial killers in America including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy, and served as a model for the character of Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs.
Groff’s Holden Ford is based in part on Douglas, and the young actor looks like he’s in for a very scary ride in this compelling new thriller. In addition to the compelling source material and a talented young star, Fincher also has a great partner in Academy Award-winner Charlie Theron, who will be serving as an executive producer on the show.
Mindhunter will be released on Netflix in October.