“It is our job to electrocute them.”
Spooked yet? Halloween is inching closer and Netflix has decided to make the month spookier by sending chills down your spine on Friday the 13th. Netflix is launching its new serial killer TV series, Mindhunter. The final trailer was released yesterday and it’s spookier than the previous ones.
Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany can be seen playing the role of a pair of FBI agents who work in the behavioural sciences unit. Their job is to interview serial killers in order to gain an insight into how criminals think, the findings then help them solve ongoing crimes. The show also stars Anna Torv and Hannah Gross.
The series, based on the 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit”, is directed and co-produced by Fight Club director David Fincher. The book’s plot revolved around criminal profiling in the late 1970s by two FBI agents who came face to face with some of the highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer.
On being asked why he decided to produce and direct several episodes of Mindhunter, David told TIME,
“There are things going on that we just can’t properly articulate and don’t understand. How do we protect the innocent from it until we look at how it all works? And even if it started in the basement, even if it started in a way as the kind of voodoo department, they did it.”
Director David Fincher has been famous for delving deep into psychopathic plots in his other projects, Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl.
The trailer has sparked curiosity for sure and looks binge-worthy. All episodes of the first season will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, October 13th. Make sure you leave the lights on.