A new teaser for the Mindhunter Netflix series recently surfaced. The minute-long video gave a glimpse of what’s to come for the crime show.
Although the video clip is brief and somehow vague, it still effectively conveys the dark tone of the series. The teaser shifts between clips from the series and a Rorschach test based in what looks like blood.
A woman’s voice accompanies the clips asking how someone could simply gather emotions from a police report. More dialogue follows which appear to be the different arguments tackled on Mindhunter.
The Mindhunter Netflix series takes inspiration from the 1995 true crime memoir by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. According to Den of Geek, the book titled Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit tells the story of Douglas’ 25-year career at the FBI. Consequently, the source details that Douglas’ career covers a number of gruesome serial killer cases.
Fans of the crime genre may consider Douglas’ persona familiar. That is because he inspired the Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) character in The Silence of the Lambs film.
Given the inspiration, Den of Geek further relays that Mindhunter takes place in 1979. The 10-episode series focuses on the FBI’s Elite Special Crime Unit.
Mindhunter stars Jonathan Groff as FBI Behavioral Science Unit agent Holden Ford and Anna Torv. The series also stars Holt McCallany and Cotter Smith.
Meanwhile, David Fincher–known for other dark projects like Gone Girl and Se7en–steps in as executive producer for the series. He also lends his directorial skills for three episodes alongside Andrew Douglas and Asif Kapadia.
No exact release date has been announced for the series. However, Mindhunter drops in Netflix some time in October.
What to Watch While Waiting for Mindhunter Netflix Series
This documentary gave insight into author Thomas Harris extensive research into serial killer cases tackled by the FBI. Harris’ novels including Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs later on became the inspiration of a number of films.
- The Silence of Lambs
This Academy Award-winner based on Harris’ novel of the same name focused on the efforts of an FBI Academy student (Jodie Foster) to hunt down a notorious serial killer. In the process, she needs to extract information from another sick mind.
- Hannibal (NBC Series)
Also based on Harris’ work, this series explores the dynamic between FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). It focuses on Will’s extreme ability to empathize with the killers’ minds which makes him the best agent to track these offenders.
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