Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer (Hulu, 11 July 2024)

Mastermind To Think Like a Killer

Hulu presents the limited series, Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer, which examines the groundbreaking work of Dr. Ann Burgess, a psychiatric nurse, and academic who played a pivotal role in revolutionising serial killer profiling. With award-winning executive producers Dakota and Elle Fanning, showrunner Dani Sloane, and director Abby Fuller, the series explores Dr. Burgess’s influential career and her impact on some of America’s most infamous true-crime cases.

Premiering on 11 July 2024, the series explores the life and work of Dr. Burgess, uncovering her unwavering dedication to understanding the psyches of both victims and their attackers. This led to the development of innovative techniques in crime investigation, forever changing the way serial killers are profiled and apprehended.

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The series provides a unique insight into Dr. Burgess’s work, as she shares her expertise on well-known figures such as Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy, as well as sheds light on lesser-known cases, including the Ski Mask Rapist. Through her pioneering efforts, Dr. Burgess not only influenced the practices of the FBI but also emerged as a powerful advocate for women, addressing their specific challenges in American society.

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Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer: Limited Series is available to stream on Hulu from Thursday, 11 July 2024.

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