A new trailer for Netflix's Mindhunter continues to tease the series as a dark, brooding deep dive into the minds of serial killers. The series is just the latest in a long line of new original titles being released by the streaming service this year, though, Mindhunter has a few distinctive qualities that make it stand out from the rest. The most important of which is that it has director David Fincher's name attached to it, with the critically-acclaimed filmmaker not only serving as an executive producer on Mindhunter but having also directed several episodes of the upcoming series. And in case that wasn't enough, Charlize Theron is another credited producer on the ambitious new project.
Created by Joe Penhall (The Road) and based on Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas' book, Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series follows two FBI agents in the 1970s, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany). During a critical turning point in American society, when serial killers are gaining more and more notoriety and becoming increasingly more commonplace throughout the country, Ford and Tench decide to begin interviewing convicted serial killers - all in the hopes of learning how the killers think and operate, in order to use the knowledge to potentially stop future crimes.
In anticipation of Mindhunter's release this upcoming October, Netflix has released a brand new trailer for the series online. And like the Minhunter teaser trailer, the new footage here is as equally gripping, unsettling, and disturbing as any of Fincher's previous projects - yet also offers new insight into the characters, time period, and conflicts at work in the TV series. You can check out the new trailer for yourself in the space above.
This serial killer driven material is well-worn territory for Fincher and is a subject he's dealt with heavily in a number of his previous films. It's unsurprising then that Mindhunter looks and feels similar to some of Fincher's other directorial efforts, including 2007's Zodiac and 2011's US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Fincher won't be the only talented filmmaker leaving his mark on the series either, with Asif Kapadia (Amy), Tobias Lindholm (A War), and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror) also directing episodes throughout the show's first season.
Mindhunter, coincidentally enough, isn't the first time that Fincher has worked with the streaming service on an original series. Notably, Fincher was instrumental in shaping the tone and look of one of Netflix's first and most critically-acclaimed dramas, House of Cards, after producing the show and directing multiple episodes of it. It's not much of a surprise then that Netflix is betting big on Mindhunter with two seasons already greenlit, and a prime Fall release date set. So now, all that waits to be seen is if Mindhunter can manage to find the same kind of success as Fincher's previous collaboration with Netflix.
Mindhunter season 1 premieres on Netflix on October 13th.
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