It looks like director David Fincher will be revisiting familiar ground in the just-released trailer for his upcoming Netflix series, Mindhunter—and with Fincher, that’s rarely a bad thing. He’s tackled serial killers before and if he manages to do on the small screen what he accomplished in Seven and Zodiac, expect this much-hyped series to be among the fall’s most-talked about premieres.
The series is based on the book, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John Douglas, a former special agent, who worked on some of the most high-profile cases of recent decades, including those of David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”), Dennis Rader (“BTK Killer”), Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. With source material like that at your disposal, plus Fincher at the helm, Mindhunter could be highbrow catnip to true crime lovers unsatisfied with network TV’s slick and serial-killer-fixated shlock.
The 10-episode run stars Glee’s Jonathan Groff and Fringe’s Anna Torv in a welcome return to TV. Mindhunter premieres this October.
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