Netflix dives into the world of serial killers with latest drama ‘Mindhunter’

Netflix’s latest true crime drama series  ‘Mindhunter’ is feeding America’s craving for true crime. The show produced by David Fincher, best known for thrillers such as ‘Se7en’ and ‘Zodiac’ delivers a deep dive into criminal behavior.

The Netflix drama is based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.  The series is created by Joe Penall, David Fincher and Charlize Theron producers.


The psychological thriller promises to deliver “authentic” insights into the minds of murderers.

One show takes place in 1977 during the Son of Sam killings. FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) struggles to understand the epidemic of mass murder.


Ford meets a professor (Jordan Gelber) who explains that crime, when it become extreme violence between strangers, is about the killing.  Not the victims. How can agents stop crimes being when they don’t understand why they’re happening?


It’s a question the protagonists are working to solve.

The show satisfies those curious and interested in the business of serial killing.

‘Mindhunter’ is a show about the process and, to some extent the science, that has researchers and investigators changing concepts of criminal pathology.

The show explores the interaction between the FBI and America’s most well known serial killers. The series begins even as the BTK serial killer begins to stalk his prey.

The show shines with smart dialogue when the FBI  is alone with the serial killer they are interviewing.

The show also brings the FBI face to face with Ed Kemper III, an American serial killer who abducted and murdered several women in the early 1970s. He also murdered his paternal grandparents and his mother.