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4. Mindhunter

Mindhunter is an American crime drama created by Joe Penhall and executive produced by David Fincher.

This Netflix original series is based on the true crime novel Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit and premiered in 2017.

This series is set in 1977 during the beginnings of the idea of criminal psychology and profiling and focuses on two FBI agents — Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Trench (Holt McCallany) — as well as a psychologist named Wendy (Anna Torv) as they start the first FBI Behavioral Science Unit.

To perfect the unit, they interview serial killers who are imprisoned in order to understand why they did what they did so they can use this information to solve new cases in the future.

All three of these characters are based on the real people who helped start the program in real-life and all the serial killers that they interviewed are based on real criminals and the dialogue used in the interviews were taken from actual interviews with the convicted killers.

There is also a character known as ADT Serviceman who is based on the real-life serial killer Dennis Rader, who went by the moniker the BTK KIller and murdered 10 people between 1974 and 1991.

The show was renewed for a second season that will follow the Atlanta murders of 1979-1981 that saw 28 kids, adolescents and adults murdered. It was the FBI profile team in that case that helped police catch a man dumping a body.

While the second season was greenlit late in 2017, there is still no word on when it will arrive on Netflix.