OFFICIAL: Season 2 of Mindhunter to be released on Netflix in August
Throughout the first season of the wonderful Mindhunter, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) constantly reiterated his belief that "we need to talk to more subjects." After the second season of the show was confirmed all the way back in November 2017, we were starting to think that these conversations would take an eternity to happen eventually.
Well, we're delighted to say that the show's creator, David Fincher, has confirmed that our favourite FBI agents will return on 16 August.
During an interview on KCRW's The Treatment podcast, Fincher confirmed the premiere date, so mark your calendar.
At the end of the first season, we saw Agent Ford's interview methods being called into question after a leaked tape brought the Serial Crime Unit into disrepute.
However, it appears that Holden and Bill could be relying on some help from an old acquaintance as they investigate these new killers.
The breakout star of Season One was undoubtedly Cameron Britton, whose oddly charismatic performance as the serial killer Edmund Kemper was superb.
During a recent interview, Britton teased a return to the show when he said: "Netflix pulls those memories out of me. I hope I’m in it and I can’t remember, it’s a blind spot."
As for the main plot/investigation of the new episodes, Season Two will be examining the Atlanta Child Murders, a string of 28 mostly child murders that shook Atlanta from 1979-1981.
As reported by The Playlist, the director of Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac, David Fincher, will return behind the lens for some of the episodes. Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and Carl Franklin (House of Cards, Homeland) will also be directing episodes for Season Two.
True crime fans will also be interested to know that Charles Manson is also being heavily rumoured as a subject in Season Two.
The Hashtag Show previously reported that the two FBI agents will meet the infamous murderer and cult leader.
After creating a commune in California, Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. In 1971, he was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, all of which members of the group carried out at his instruction.
Manson was also convicted of first-degree murder for two other deaths. He died in prison at the age of 83 in 2017.
Elsewhere, Manson devotee Tex Watson and The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, are also set to be interviewed by Holden and Bill in the new season.
Berkowitz pleaded guilty to murdering eight people with a .44 Caliber gun in New York City during the summer of 1976.
The same report states that Elmer Wayne Henley, William Pierce, Jr, Paul Bateson, Dennis Rader, and The Stocking Strangler, William Henry Hance, will also feature in Season Two.
During a previous chat with Screenrant, Holt McCallany (Bill) said that David Fincher has plans to develop the story over five seasons.
"You know I’m in small, you know, supporting parts, peripheral parts. And so it was a big deal for me to be invited back by David in one of the leads," he said.
"Because you know I believe in his talent, you know, and I know that you know, he wants to do five years of this show. Five seasons of these characters and so I’m hopeful, you know I don’t take anything for granted."
16 August, people. 16 August.
Bring it on.