David Fincher, the director behind films such as Fight Club, Se7en, Zodiac, and Gone Girl, is gearing up to deliver his serial killer series Mindhunter.
The series, set to premiere on Netflix this October, was penned by Joe Penhall and Scott Buck, based on the 1995 book ‘Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’ written by John Douglas, a former special agent, and Mark Olshaker. The book, which also inspired the 2004 film, goes behind the scenes of high-profile cases that Douglas worked on such as the Green River Killer, the prostitute killer of Alaska, and Atlanta’s Wayne Williams, a serial killer who hunted down and murdered children.
Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallanay, Anna Torv, and Hannah Gross, set in 1979, “centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench (McCallany). Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI Agent Hohlden Ford (Groff), Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.”
David Fincher, Charlize Theron, and Cean Chaffin serve as executive producers for the Netflix series, premiering on Friday, October 13, 2017.