A new crime series is set to hit Netflix with David Fincher and Charlize Theron at the helm. While the set-up of 'Mindhunter' is as yet unknown, we do know that it's based on the book of the same name about FBI criminal profiling. It also marks Fincher's second series to air on Netflix.

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As part of Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah company, 'Mindhunter' has been developed by HBO via Fox 21 and is due to hit Netflix with Theron and Fincher as executive producers according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is based on 'Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit' by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker published in 1996, which follows a former agent in his career exploits.

Douglas himself is a legend in the field of FBI criminal-profiling having spent no less than 25 years within the Bureau, even forming the inspiration for Agent Jack Crawford in 'The Silence of the Lambs'. 

Theron obtained the rights to the book four years ago and was soon teamed up by her representative with the Oscar nominated Fincher, who currently produces Netflix's 'House Of Cards' and also directed 'Gone Girl', 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'The Social Network'. He will act as director for the upcoming 'Mindhunter' series, while Joe Penhall ('The Road', 'Enduring Love') is set to write the script.

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As well as getting involved with this project, Theron is also currently producing and starring in an MI6 thriller entitled 'The Coldest City'. She has just completed production on 'Snow White And The Huntsman' sequel 'The Huntsman Winter's War' as well as Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' and Samurai animation 'Kubo and the Two Strings'.

It seems true-crime dramas are becoming something of a hit for television right now - could 'Mindhunters' become the next version of HBO's 'The Jinx'?