Which show will Netflix choose to reboot among the two incredible serial killer dramas ‘Mindhunter’ and ‘Hannibal’?
Netflix original ‘Mindhunter’ or the new entry ‘Hannibal’, which show will the platform choose to reboot? Serial killer dramas are never going out of fashion. Now, with platforms like Netflix, the shows have the freedom to unleash their grotesque ideas to unsettle your mind. ‘Mindhunter’ and ‘Hannibal’, both are incredible. Let’s find out which series should Netflix choose.
- Two incredible dramas to feed your serial killer obsession on Netflix
- ‘Hannibal’ versus ‘Mindhunter’- which show will Netflix choose to reboot?
- Release date updates of ‘Hannibal’ Season 4 and ‘Mindhunter’ Season 3
Two incredible dramas to feed your serial killer obsession on Netflix
Behavioural science unit, serial killers, and an FBI agent (or “consultant”) make for the recipe of two hugely applauded crime dramas- ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Mindhunter’. While watching ‘Mindhunter’, one can’t help but miss ‘Hannibal’. ‘Mindhunter’ shows real-life events and does a good job of staying true to the actual stories.
Despite sharing a similar subject matter, ‘Mindhunter’ is not a copy of ‘Hannibal’. The former is very real in the way it depicts pathological violence, in large part because everything on the show is based on real events, crimes, and people.
‘Hannibal’ is gorgeous and a lot of fun. The crimes committed in the show and the psychological motivations behind them, along with Will’s “detective” skills and the titular character’s monolithic evil, are a complete fantasy. ‘Hannibal’ is opera while ‘Mindhunter’ is a historical story about how the FBI developed the method of criminal profiling.
‘Hannibal’ versus ‘Mindhunter’- Which show will Netflix choose to reboot?
Both these series offer great content to understand the psychology of some of the brutal serial killers and give us insights into their minds. ‘Hannibal’ has a more humanist approach to understanding criminal psychology. It focusses more on the relationship between Will and the psychopath cannibal- Hannibal Lecter. ‘Mindhunter’, on the other hand, stays true to reality.
‘Hannibal’ is fiction but showcases humanity like no other, and ‘Mindhunter’ is more scientific in its approach of understanding serial killers. If you haven’t watched any or both of the series, it is high time you binge on these shows and get into the minds of brutal killers and what inspires them.
Netflix is an apt platform for both the shows because traditional medium can’t let the show makers create provocative and disturbing content freely. On those mediums, the scenes have to be toned down to suit the audiences that always look for comforting shows. Netflix is a platform where the shows disturb you, unsettle you, and surprise you.
Between ‘Mindhunter’ and ‘Hannibal’, the latter wins in terms of creativity and imagination, while the former gives an accurate depiction of real events. Netflix is yet to decide which series to reboot? What would you like to see- truth or a great fantasy?
Release date updates of ‘Hannibal’ Season 4 and ‘Mindhunter’ Season 3
‘Mindhunter’ is streaming on Netflix. Executive producer David Fincher is interested in making the next season but has been slightly busy with other projects. Netflix spokesperson said that ‘Mindhunter’ is not cancelled and will resume with season 3 in the future.
“He [Fincher] mays revisit ‘Mindhunter’ in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own”. Netflix has started streaming all the three seasons of ‘Hannibal’ on its platform. Mads Mikkelsen, who plays the protagonist Hannibal Lecter, announced the news on Twitter and hinted that season 4 may be on its way.
He said, “’Hannibal’ hits Netflix in June: Is ‘Hannibal’ Season 4 on the way?” Netflix seems keen on rebooting both ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Mindhunter’ for season 4 and season 3 respectively. Which series gets the green signal for a reboot is yet to be seen.
If you were at the helm of Netflix, which show- ‘Hannibal’ or ‘Mindhunter’ would you choose for a reboot? Let us know in the comments box below.