Mindhunter is set in the late 70s and follows two FBI agents who are exploring the deeper complexities of the criminal mind. Are murderers born, or are they made that way? It might seem like a simple question now, but it was a novel and unpopular concept at a time when the world was black and white, good and evil, and problems were solved with brute force.
While their concepts are safely discussed in lecture halls, however, it becomes more difficult when they begin to face real life monsters.
I think it’s brilliant. It is very much dialogue driven so you have to sit and listen to really appreciate the complexity and intrigue, and to catch the subtle humour.
Jonathan Groff stars in the lead as the young Holden Ford, a specialist in hostage negotiations who starts teaching at the academy after a traumatic experience in the field. He teams up with the more seasoned agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and together they take this new approach to criminal psychology into the world.
The series was created by Joe Penhall (The Road), with executive producers Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club).
Mindhunter premiered on Netflix at the beginning of October 2017.