Netflix’s Creepy New Serial Killer Show ‘Mindhunter’ Is Based On A Terrifying True Story

Today, Netflix dropped the first full trailer for its upcoming crime series “Mindhunter.” Directed by David Fincher (best known for his work on the “Gone Girl” film and “Zodiac”), the new series is set to explore the horror and drama behind some of the earliest investigations into serial killers.

Starring Johnathon Groff as Holden Ford and Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, the show is based on the real-life work of  John E. Douglas and Robert K. Ressler. Douglas and Ressler were FBI agents specifically assigned with the task of investigating what would eventually be known as serial murder.

The show is loosely based on the criminal psychology book of the same title, a groundbreaking work that explored the motives behind some of the country’s most gruesome repeat murderers. The book details the beginnings of what become known as psychological profiling, which is a theory used by investigators suggesting parts of a killer’s personality

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