Netflix has just released the new trailer for David Fincher’s Mindhunter, and some of the critics have already revealed their first impressions. The very intriguing two-minute trailer definitely looks in line with Fincher’s serial killer stories. The first scene and a lot of the rest are reminiscent of Zodiac in particular. We don’t need big stars when the premise is so interesting and the visuals verge on the disturbing. If Fincher’s name didn’t sell this enough already, the trailer should make it one of the most anticipated new series of the fall.
And here is what critics are saying:
David Fincher has had great success working with Netflix on House of Cards. He’s also made a number of excellent movies involving serial killers (Seven, Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Now he’s got a new series for Netflix about serial killers, and it’s apparently so good the streaming service has already ordered a second season.
When it debuts: October 13, which is when all 10 episodes of the first season will arrive on Netflix at once.
What it’s about: Based on the nonfiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series follows two detectives (McCallany and Groff) as they visit captured serial killers in prison to aid current and ongoing cases. Yes, that sounds a bit like Thomas Harris adaptations, such as The Silence of the Lambs and the similar-sounding Manhunter. Fincher is directing some of the episodes, with the rest helmed by Asif Kapadia (Amy), Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking), and Andrew Douglas (the Amityville Horror remake).