The television series “Mindhunter,” executive produced by David Fincher, who also directed seven episodes, tells the story of two FBI agents and a psychologist who develop the Behavioral Science Unit to understand the psychology of serial killers. Agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, travel the country interviewing convicted serial killers. The series was primarily filmed in the Pittsburgh area, with the city often standing in for other cities, most notably as Atlanta in Season Two.
In the opening scene of the series, Holden Ford contends with a hostage situation, said to be in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Braddock is indeed where the scene was shot.
LOCATION: 218 7th St, Braddock, PA 15104
Here is a closer look at the area where the man holds a woman hostage.
Here is the area where Holden stands and attempts to negotiate.
Bill Tench’s house is seen frequently throughout the series. The home can be found in Pittsburgh.
LOCATION: 1174 Lakemont Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15243