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David Fincher's 'Mindhunter' Goes Inside The Crazy Minds Of Criminals

By Tori Preston | Trailers | August 1, 2017 |

By Tori Preston | Trailers | August 1, 2017 |

Netflix is benevolent. It cares. And it’s thoughtful enough to launch an exciting new show from David Fincher on October 13th, so you’ll have time to binge it before Stranger Things season 2 drops later that month. Check out the full trailer for Mindhunter and try not to get TOO excited:

Set in 1979, the series goes inside the FBI’s serial crime unit. Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany star as agents who interview imprisoned serial killers to gain insight into the criminal psyche as they attempt to solve ongoing cases. As they say in the trailer, “How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?” It looks dark and creepy and just what I’d want from a new Fincher show, though personally I’m just happy to see that Fringe’s Anna Torv will be back on my screen again. I’ve missed you, Olivia. And you too, Fauxlivia.

The series marks David Fincher’s return to the Netflix binge game after helping launch the service as an original programming powerhouse with House of Cards. He is directing a few episodes and serves as an executive producer (Charlize Theron is also credited as an executive producer). The series, which seems to have already been renewed for a second season, is inspired by the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by Special Agent John Douglas (the man on whom the character Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs was based).

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The only thing that could get me MORE stoked about this show would be the promise of some Groff musical numbers. If you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go listen to all the King George songs on the Hamilton soundtrack and pretends it’s an exercise in FBI profiling.

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Tori Preston is the managing editor of Pajiba. She tweets here. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.