Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Is Here to Help You Channel Your Inner Olivia Benson
With a Netflix queue chock-full of true-crime films, documentaries and shows, you could say our taste in captivating crime dramas is highly discerning. So trust us when we say that you should definitely check out Netflix’s newest binge-watchable (been there, done that) series, Mindhunter.
Netflix’s ten-episode series follows two FBI agents, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), on their quest to develop new techniques to track serial killers and rapists. The elite crime-solving partners spend their days interviewing the most dangerous criminals to gain insight into why they do what they do, à la Clarice Starling.
Famed director David Fincher helms the tense drama based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s nonfiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, and it’s so riveting that Netflix has already greenlit a second season.
The show’s sophomore season will dive into the Atlanta child murders of 1979 to 1981, during which 28 African Americans were methodically killed.
But first, season one.
Mindhunter is currently available for streaming on Netflix, so lock the doors and hunker down. For serial.