David Fincher is no stranger to the darker side of life, having directed such films as Seven (1995), Fight Club (1999) and Zodiac (2007). Now Fincher is set to follow up his Netflix‘s series House Of Cards (which he executively produced, and directed 2 episodes of) with a new series called Mindhunter.
Mindhunter is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by Emmy-Award winner filmmaker and novelist Mark Olshaker and former FBI agent John Douglas. Douglas headed up some of the highest-profile crime cases in US history, pioneering criminal profiling techniques to catch some of the most infamous serial killers around.
Fincher will again direct and executive-produce the new Netflix series. Oscar-winner Charlize Theron will also earn herself an executive producer credit on the show, which is to be written by Joe Penhall, the British playwright behind The Kinks‘ musical Sunny Afternoon.