The week is finally here that David Fincher returns to Netflix with a new series, Mindhunter – and the streaming giant is giving us one last taste of what to expect with a final trailer for the show.
How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? That’s the question underpinning the work of FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), whose job is to study the damaged psyches of serial killers in an attempt to understand and catch them. With a bit of luck, they might save some lives. With a bit more, they might even pioneer the development of modern serial killer profiling.
The show, which co-stars Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless), is directed by Fincher, but he’s joined by some equally impressive names at the helm, including Senna’s Asif Kapadia and A Hijacking’s Tobias Lindholm.
The whole series premieres on Netflix on Friday 13th October. Here’s the video:
David Fincher’s Mindhunter gets a disturbing new trailer
1st August 2017
“It’s not easy butchering people. It’s hard work.” That’s the sound of David Fincher unleashing his full creepy self on Netflix, as he teams up with the streaming service for his new series, Mindhunter.
How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks? Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany play two FBI agents who set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers.
The show is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are Executive Producers. And, judging by the new trailer, it’s as disturbing as you’d expect.
All episodes arrive on Netflix worldwide on 13th October. Here’s the trailer:
Mindhunter renewed for Season 2?
10th April 2017
Netflix has reportedly renewed upcoming David Fincher series Mindhunter for a second season.
The show, which is co-produced by the House of Cards director and Charlize Theron, was first announced in 2015. Now, before the series has even premiered, SpoilerTV reports that the project has been renewed for a second season. There is still no word on an exact premiere date for the first season, and Netflix has not confirmed the renewal officially since the site broke the news, but with Fincher on board, it comes as no surprise that the streaming giant would want more.
Based on true-crime book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, the show is set in the 1970s and stars Jonathan Groff (Looking) as FBI agent Holden Ford and Holt McCallanay (Sully) as FBI agent Bill Tench, who interview serial killers in the hope of understanding what motivates them to kill.
Fincher will direct multiple episodes of the show, with other helmers including Asif Kapadia (Amy), Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror). In front of the camera, McCallanay and Groff will be joined by Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless).
According to SpoilerTV, Season 2 will begin production in May and will run to December. Read on below to see the impressively creepy trailer.
Mindhunter: First trailer for David Fincher’s serial killer Netflix series
1st March 2017
“Imagine what it takes to bludgeon someone to death…” That’s the sound of David Fincher coming back to Netflix for another original series.
The Zodiac and House of Cards director has teamed up with Charlize Theron to create Mindhunter, a serial killer thriller that will follow an FBI team who interview jailed killers to help solve cases.
Based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, the show will be set in the 1970s and star Jonathan Groff (Looking) as FBI agent Holden Ford, Holt McCallanay (Sully) as FBI agent Bill Tench, and Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless).
Fincher will direct multiple episodes of the show, with other helmers including Asif Kapadia (Amy), Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror). Fincher and Theron are exec producers, alongside Joshua Donen (Gone Girl) and Cean Chaffin (Fight Club).
The show will premiere on Netflix this October. Here’s a trailer, which contains some creepy, unnerving glimpses of killers, sombre shots of FBI agents, and some rather freaky Rorschach inkblots:
Fincher and Theron teaming up for Netflix FBI series?
23rd December 2015
David Fincher and Charlize Theron are reportedly working together to produce a new FBI series for Netflix.
According to Deadline, the House of Cards exec producer will return to the streaming service for a second time with Mindhunter, a show following the FBI’s pursuit of some of the world’s most notorious killers.
The project is a collaboration between the actor and director, who will both act as exec producers, with a script by Joe Penhall (Sunny Afternoon), based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
The book offered a behind-the-scenes look at high-profile cases, such as the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska and Seattle’s Green River killer, with Douglas himself inspiring characters in other programmes, such as Hannibal and Criminal Minds.
The TV show originally started out as an HBO production, following the optioning of the book by Fox 21 (who are now no longer involved). Dexter showrunner Scott Buck was lined up to write the script at the time, although he has recently landed a job as showrunner of another Netflix series – Marvel’s Iron Fist – so is not expected to be attached the project’s latest iteration. Deadline reports that Theron is exec producing through her Denver and Delilah banner.
Netflix has not confirmed the report, but the pieces appear to be a good fit for the VOD giant. Fincher has form with Netflix, following their flagship show, House of Cards, which was also a collaboration with an Oscar-winning performer and recruited a playwright for screenplay duties.
Fincher’s House of Cards, meanwhile, will return in 2016 for a fourth season ahead of the US presidential elections. You can see the first teaser trailer for that here.
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