Netflix’s Mindhunter is executive produced and sometimes directed by David Fincher, and as you’ll see in this first trailer, its look is extremely informed by that. Fincher-prints of dismally dingy, grossly-colored palettes are all over this thing—and a healthy amount of Zodiac, too. The series is set in 1979, following FBI agents who interview imprisoned serial killers to try to solve ongoing cases. It basically sounds like Silence of the Lambs as a procedural. Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross, and Cotter Smith star. You can blow through every episode of Mindhunter in October.
Good news: Inglourious Basterd Aldo Raine got his promotion! Brad Pitt seems to have very nearly resurrected that smirking role, though now technically playing real-life U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, in Netflix’s War Machine. The semi-satirical series comes from Animal Kingdom and The Rover writer-director David Michôd, and it’s based on the non-fiction bestseller The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, John Magaro, RJ Cyler, Alan Ruck, Scoot McNairy, and Meg Tilly co-star. Disappointingly, no cool Iron Man suits are involved. It arrives May 26.
Loosely based on the real-life organization Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, GLOW is Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan’s return to the world of eccentric, penned up, combative, uniformed women. Kohan is executive producing the comedy-drama series, which was co-created by Nurse Jackie writer-producers Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive. Alison Brie stars as an aspiring actress and new wrestler that I’m going to wager will prove quite popular in her glittery leotard. Watch it all June 23.
Dark represents Netflix’s first push into German programming and their continued push into programming where a kid disappears in the woods and it ends up being some spooky supernatural shit. As teased in this first preview, “The question isn’t who kidnapped the children… but when.” I don’t entirely know what that means, but if the language is somehow a hint, the Pied Piper was a German guy…