“It’s not easy butchering people. It’s hard work. Physically and mentally, I don’t think people realize.”
So says a convicted killer in the opening frames of this trailer. It’s only a taste of the depravity to come in Mindhunter.
The drama is based on John E. Douglas’s book, Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. David Fincher, director of Zodiac, Seven, Gone Girl, and Fight Club is producing and directing—ensuring that the show will be a terrifying ride.
The show follows Jonathan Groff’s character, Holden Ford, based on John E. Douglas, the original inspiration for Jack Crawford of Silence of the Lambs and NBC's Hannibal. Ford attempts to unravel the twisted minds of serial killers and, simultaneously, convince the FBI that his methods are sound.
Everything about this trailer, from the haunting music to the photographs of crime scenes, promises to unsettle the viewer. Agent Ford will have to walk the fine line between predator and prey if he hopes to bring these killers to justice.
Check out the teaser below.
Mindhunter will debut on October 13th. Between this and Stranger Things season 2, it’s looking like a busy October.
Featured still of "Mindhunter" via Netflix