• Mindhunter premiered on Netflix in 2017 and included an FBI unit tasked with profiling serial killers.
• The story is based on the eponymous book by John E. Douglas alongside several serial killers in the field
Season 2 of Netflix's "Serial Murder Pursuit Series lurks Mindhunter around the corner (more precisely falls on the 16th of August). If you were not already nervous, we would like to remind you that almost everyone and everything you see on the screen absolutely – no, we're not kidding – was real. Boo.
In fact, David Fincher's series draws on nearly identical source material: the eponymous book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by retired special agent John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The book chronicles Douglas's years in which he profiled serial killers for the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit.
This is how fact and fiction come together.