In the teaser trailer for season 2 of Mindhunter, a voiceover details a meticulous type of killer who indulges in their own worst fantasies. While this explanation plays out, we see a Rorschach test slowly coming into formation, interspersed with all the usual criminal underpinnings of a procedural series.
In Mindhunter, two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and 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 likely cover Son of Sam and the reappearance of the BTK Killer.
Along with Groff and McCallany, Mindhunter features 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) 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 first season of Mindhunter has been Certified Fresh with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was lauded by critics for its reinvention of the crime procedural, when it premiered in October 2017.
Mindhunter season 2 premieres on Netflix August 16.