Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Based on the book by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, and produced by acclaimed director David Fincher (Fight Club, Gone Girl), this new Netflix drama series is about two FBI agents who use psychological profiling techniques to hunt down serial criminals. (Fincher also directs the first two episodes, so expect Mind Hunter to have his dark, slick visual aesthetic.) Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany lead the cast as Holden Ford and Bill Tench, characters inspired by Douglas and his fellow FBI profiler, Robert Ressler, who coined the term "serial killer." Psychological profiling is a popular theme in police procedurals – Criminal Minds, for example – but this series is set in the late 1970s, when it was still a new and controversial technique being used by the FBI. The show revolves around the two FBI agents, who interview imprisoned serial murderers in order to better understand the minds of the killers they're still trying to catch. Beware before you binge – this series may cause nightmares.