EXCLUSIVE: Netflix orders “Mindhunter” series from David Fincher & Charlize Theron


Previously set up at HBO,  the “Mindhunter” drama series produced by David Fincher & Charlize Theron is ordered straight to series by Netflix for a possible late 2016 launch…

Back in 2010, actress Charlize Theron & director David Fincher developed together a show for HBO adapted from the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker that never came to fruition. The serial killer drama recounts Douglas’ experiences as a top FBI investigator of serial killers and rapists and the profiling techniques he developed. He became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic killers of our time like the man who hunted prostitutes for sports in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer or Seattle’s Green River killer, a case that nearly cost Douglas his life. Every shortened season may follow a different case.

The pilot script was written by Scott Buck, who worked on Six Feet Under & Dexter and who was recently chosen by Netflix to run Marvel’s Iron Fist series. It’s produced through Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner & Jennifer Orme Erwin’s Jen X Productions. Shooting is expected to start in May 2016 in Pittsburgh. They are now looking for the perfect big name who will star as Douglas.



  1. Jane Murphy says:

    I think Richard Armitage would be excellent as Douglas. I read Mr. Douglas’ book when it first came out. This should be a very interesting production. Mr. Armitage is a serious actor, that prepares so though for his roles., pulse he is also mature and very easy on the eye. He recently did a movie for Ms. Theron’s production company.

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