Is Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Based On A True Story? Here’s What We Know About The New Crime Drama

It’s time to get ready for your next Netflix obsession, everyone. You may have already binged the hilariously offbeat American Vandal, and there are a few weeks to go before Stranger Things returns, so perhaps there’s a nice little opening in your precious viewing time. If you’re a fan of true crime but you also love a gritty drama, Mindhunter is probably going to be right up your TV alley. Director David Fincher is bringing his unique eye and cinematic expertise to the streaming service yet again, and this time he’s taking us inside the world of ’70s serial killer profilers. Is Netflix’s Mindhunter based on a true story? It’s actually adapted from a book that chronicled the experiences of FBI agents who developed psychological profiles for criminals.  

Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit was co-written by John E. Douglas, who worked for

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