Mindhunter is an American crime thriller television series based on the true-crime book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Netflix’s Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, along with psychologist Wendy Carr. They operate the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit within the Training Division. Their job is to interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think. In a quest to apply the underlying knowledge to solve ongoing cases.
Season 1 of Mindhunter is based on the early days of criminal psychology at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mischevious serial killer Edmund Kemper has a recurring role as he assists Ford and Tench in comprehending how a serial killer’s mind works.
Season 2 covers the Atlanta murders of 1979–81. The season is based on the real case of Wayne Williams who was charged for the murder of two adult men. However, wasn’t found guilty of killing at least 28 children and adolescents.
The Show’s writer Joe Penhall earlier told the Metro that he had a “five-season bible” for the show. Therefore, the fans have now been speculating who could be the star serial killer of Mindhunter season 3. Here is a list of probable possibilities.
Harold Shipman – “Dr. Death” – who killed 218 patients
Harold Shipman, famously known as Dr. Death, is one of history’s deadliest serial killers. He was a married family man who managed to squeeze in 218 credited murders while practicing as a physician. Harold began his murderous spree in 1972, and it’s believed he killed at least 71 patients while working at his first practice. He doubled that number while working at a second practice.
Shipman ran out of luck when the daughter of his final victim, lawyer Kathleen Grundy, claimed he’d not only killed her mother but had also tried to create a fake will, naming him as her sole beneficiary. He was formally charged with 15 murders and was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 2000. Shipman died in 2004, after committing suicide in his cell. He never admitted to any of the killings.
Belle Gunness: She married to kill
Gunness used to marry men to get the money from their insurance. She married as many as 15 men and then killed them all to get their money. She received multiple insurance payouts which she used to buy a farm in La Porte, Indiana. However, she herself met a grisly end.
A fire broke out at the farm and she was killed with her children which she is said to have kidnapped. She would be a top-notch serial killer for Mindhunter Season 3.
Samuel Little – America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer
Federal Bureau of Investigation has declared Samuel Little as the most prolific serial killer in the history of the United States. Samuel is a convicted felon in the United States of America. Little claims to have killed 93 people in a span of 35 years across the country.
Samuel’s way of murdering was very diversified thus he would be of great help to the FBI in understanding the thought process of Serial Killer’s.