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David Fincher helped turn Netflix into the content juggernaut we know and love with House of Cards. The mastermind behind such films as Fight Club, Se7en, and Gone Girl is re-teaming with the streaming service for another original series: Mindhunter.

The crime thriller is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshanker’s 1996 book, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Fincher and Charlize Theron’s Denver and Delilah banner are producing the show with Joe Penhall (The Road), who is also acting as showrunner.

In addition to Fincher, the series’ directors includes Asif Kapadia (Amy), Tobias Lindholm (A War), and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror). Joe Penhall and Scott Buck penned the script.

The first season consists of 10 episodes, which will be released on Netflix in October. Jonathan Groff (Glee), Holt McCallany (Alien 3), Anna Torv (Fringe), and Cotter Smith (The Americans) star.

Set in 1979, the TV series centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench (McCallany). Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.