We’ve seen plenty of crime dramas on the television screen over the years. However, at midnight tonight, Netflix will release its version of one like we’ve never seen before, Mindhunter.
“How do we get ahead of crazy, if we don’t know how crazy thinks?”- The perfect tagline to understand the premise of this show.
Produced and directed by the great David Fincher (responsible for hits such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl), comes a drama based on crime intermingled with the study of psychology. Mindhunter doesn’t just focus on serial killers, psychopaths, and the sort but explores what it takes to hunt them down. Ooooh, sounds pretty freaky.
Based on a true story, this series is about the FBI agents who interviewed people like Charles Manson. In fact, they were responsible for coining the term, “serial killer”. This sounds SO interesting, if you ask me. The agents conducted these interviews to get inside the minds of some of the most infamous murderers we know of. By doing so, this allowed them to create a profile that would help agents to catch such criminals more quickly.
These real life events were documented in the book the show is named after, Mindhunter. It was written by FBI agents, John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The show brings to life many of the interviews verbatim from their original transcripts. This will be frightening AF, I’m sure of it.
In a world where we are sucked into true crime dramas (be it podcasts, TV, or movies), Mindhunter will definitely fulfill that obsession. I mean, who doesn’t want to see a show where Glee alum, Jonathan Groff channels his serious side and interviews psychopaths?!
Mindhunter stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany playing FBI agents Holden Ford & Bill Tench, alongside Fringe alum, Anna Torv, playing a psychologist.
Be sure to DEFINITELY check this new show out. It promises to be frightening, freaky, and give us an insight into these infamous killers like we never have before. Plus, it releases on Friday the 13th. I mean what better way to spend this day than watch a creepy show about rapists, murderers, and psychopaths. Amirite?
New episodes of Mindhunter will be available for streaming Friday, October 13th!
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