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If you’re into the serial killer genre, your next favorite show is bound to be Netflix’s psychological thriller Mindhunter, about two FBI agents who interview serial killers in order to gain insight into the minds of how these kinds of murderers think.

If you think that sounds an awful lot like the plot of an Oscar-winning film or an Emmy-nominated TV show, you’d be right. So just what kind of connection does Mindhunter have to The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal?

The Hannibal Lecter series of four books were written by Thomas Harris between 1981 and 2006. In them, one recurring character is Jack Crawford, the agent in charge of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit – and here’s where the connection to Mindhunter comes in. Crawford is based on John E. Douglas, the real-life FBI criminal profiler that Jonathan Groff’s Mindhunter character is based on (and who also coauthored the source material, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit).

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