Agents Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany come back for a second season to investigate the Atlanta child murders in the second season of the Netflix serial killer drama.
It has been a very long wait for the 'Mindhunter' fans for a second season to be dropped as it has been almost two years now. The serial killer drama by David Fincher is a brilliant one and it has been loved by both audience and critics alike. Ahead of the show’s August return, Netflix has debuted a handful of first-look photos from the upcoming batch of new episodes.
The second season will see Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany return as the FBI agents in the Behavioral Science Unit who interview notorious serial killers in order to solve ongoing cases. The new season will cover the Atlanta Child murders a series of killings that took place between 1979 and 1981 and left 28 African-American children, teenagers, and adults dead. In order to solve the case, the FBI agents turn to iconic and notorious serial killers like Charles Manson and Son of Sam.
Fincher as previously teased that the primary difference between the “Mindhunter” seasons is that the new episodes take place at a time when serial killers were becoming the topics of daily conversations. The first season told the story of the birth of the FBI’s criminal psychology and criminal profiling division and back then, it was kept under the covers. In season 2, it is a much different scenario.
While talking to Indie Wire, Fincher said, "In the 70s, post-Manson, post-Son of Sam, post-Zodiac, there really was, I don’t think you can say it was an epidemic, but there was definitely the feeling this has gotten away from us. There was this transition. I remember it happening with Son of Sam. When I left the Bay Area in the mid-1970s and our parents moved to Oregon, you go 300 miles north and nobody talked about Zodiac. It had been this festering thing that had never been brought to any kind of closure but no one cared about it [outside of the Bay Area]. Then Son of Sam came, and it was Newsweek and Time, the cover.”
The official synopsis of season 2 reads, "FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench probe further into the psyches of those who have done the unthinkable. With help from psychologist Wendy Carr, they apply their groundbreaking behavioral analysis to hunting notorious serial killers."
It is interesting to know that Cameron Britton will be back as the chilling serial killer Ed Kemper, who was interviewed by Ford and Tench back in the first series and there are also rumors about Charles Manson featuring the series.
Apart from David Fincher, the other directors of the series include Andrew Dominik and Carl Franklin. The second season will feature nine episodes, as compared to 10 episodes in the first season, but nine episodes will be enough to make the fans happy.