Series | In English | 2 seasons (19 episodes). Each episode is between 34 and 73 minutes | Original Release: 2017. Second Season released in 2019
“Mindhunter” is about two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench, and the psychologist Wendy Carr, who work in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy. Their job is to find out why these serial killers committed these monstrous crimes. What are the psychological factors? Season One is set between 1977 and 1980. In these early years the FBI was just beginning to study criminal psychology and profiling. The major case is that of killer Edmund Kemper. Season Two spans the period 1980 to 1981and covers serial killer Wayne Williams and the Atlanta murders. The focus is to try and find out how a serial killer’s mind works. What made him do it?
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- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 97%
- Metacritic Score: 80
Dorian Awards: Nominated, TV Performance of the Year (Jonathan Groff)
Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama/Genre Series (Cameron Britton)
Satellite Awards: Winner, Best Actor in a Drama/Genre Series (Jonathan Groff)
Saturn Awards: Nominated, Best New Media Television Series
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With “MINDHUNTER,” director David Fincher leisurely investigates the birth of evil. The film is a conversational exploration of criminal behavior that could become an origin for modern American madness.
Based on the work of the FBI agents who pioneered criminal profiling, David Fincher’s new slow-burn thriller will reward those with the patience to sit back and discover the men behind the monsters.
Creator Joe Penhall and his team of writers and director David Fincher look at the ghastly business of serial killing while also offering up some sympathetic human drama. “MINDHUNTER” is a show about process and, to some extent, science. It’s about how researchers and investigators began to deepen and complicate their, and thus our own, concepts of criminal pathology.
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