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David Fincher returns to Netflix, joined by Charlize Theron and serial killers

His second drama series sounds familiar

David Fincher is working on his second Netflix drama, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The original series Mindhunter will star Charlize Theron and is an adaptation of the nonfiction book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit.

According to THR, the series has been in development for four years. While Netflix itself declined to provide further details regarding plot, casting or a release date, the source material offers a hint at what the series could entail.

Mindhunter recounts author John Douglas' years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The inspiration behind Agent Jack Crawford of The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas spent years intimately profiling serial killers in particular.

It's a premise that recalls the recently departed Hannibal on NBC, as well as Fincher's own work on films like Zodiac and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

While we last saw Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, which may return to theaters next year with a whole new look, the crime drama is a familiar genre to the actress, too; she won an Oscar for her role in Monster, in which she played a serial killer herself.

Fincher's first Netflix series — and the very first original Netflix series overall — is House of Cards, which will debut its fourth season March 4.