The second season of Netflix’s Mindhunter will arrive in August almost two years after the first season debuted! Speaking on the KCRW podcast The Treatment, executive producer and director David Fincher said that the series will be back for season two on August 16. If you haven’t seen the first season then I recommend you should watch it, it is one incredible show and its serious theme will give you a taste of Narcos once again.
Speaking about the series and the story of the Atlanta Child Murders, Fincher said:
“You could probably do three seasons on The Atlanta Child Murders if you really wanted to turn over every rock. It’s a huge and sweeping and tragic story. We couldn’t do it justice in the background of our nine hours. We had to choose to dramatize ‘These are the last guys in’ and here are the reasons for that, and here they are trying to help out something that has its own momentum and has its own politics and certain areas have become entrenched. It’s a divided battlefield, and they’re coming in to try and throw this federal umbrella under everything to make everybody feel okay about sharing information and it’s really, really tricky.”
In Mindhunter series, two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers. In addition to the Atlanta Child Murders — which took place between 1979 and 1981 — the new season will possibly cover Son of Sam and the reappearance of the BTK Killer.
Mindhunter features Jonathan Groff (Looking, Frozen, The Normal Heart), Holt McCallanay (Sully, Fight Club, Gangster Squad), Anna Torv (Fringe, Heavenly Sword, The Daughter) and Hannah Gross (Unless, I Used to Be Darker, Take What You Can Carry). The series is directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Season 2 will feature Damon Herriman (Justified, Quarry, J. Edgar) playing Charles Manson, a role he also filled for the upcoming Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
Joe Penhall (The Road) created the series. Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are executive producers. The Mindhunter first season has been Certified Fresh with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and was praised by critics for its original crime procedural, when it aired in October 2017.