Watch Jonathan Groff Study Psychopaths in David Fincher’s Next Netflix Series


Following a teaser trailer released a few months back, the David Fincher-produced Netfllix series Mindhunter now has a full trailer (first shared on the Guardian.) The series, which was executive produced by Fincher and Charlize Theron, among others, is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s nonfiction book, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.

The series, set in 1979, follows Looking star Jonathan Groff’s FBI Behaviorial Science Unit special agent character Holden Ford — a fictionalized version of the book’s author John E. Douglas — as he hones his profiling skills that’ll help the FBI understand and thereby catch serial killers and rapists. (Douglas’ real-life studies saw him interviewing the likes of Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Donald Harvey; and, as the Guardian points out, the Silence of the Lambs character Agent Jack Crawford was also based on him.)

Fincher directed the first two episodes of the series, and, with the trailer’s images of people at desks acting oddly professional while puzzling over some of the most infamously cruel crimes committed singlehandedly in the 20th century, it certainly looks like a Fincher project.

It’ll be out on October 13. Watch the trailer: