PICS: Here's your very first look at Season 2 of MINDHUNTER 3 months ago

PICS: Here's your very first look at Season 2 of MINDHUNTER

The show returns to Netflix on 16 August.

Throughout the first season of MINDHUNTER, Agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench had to look at some pretty horrific photos and case reports as they interviewed serial killers with a view to developing the science of criminal profiling.

Usually, images in MINDHUNTER are associated with negative thoughts, however, we're delighted to flip this trend on its head because Netflix have released the first images from Season 2 of the superb drama.

Last week, the show's creator, David Fincher, announced that Season 2 will be released on 16 August and we've now been given our first look at what's in store.

In terms of the overall plot, Fincher confirmed that the new episodes will delve into the cases of Charles Manson, Son Of Sam, and the Atlanta child murders, a string of 28 mostly child murders that shook Atlanta from 1979-1981.

Speaking during an interview on KCRW’s The Treatment podcast, Fincher said: “You could probably do three seasons on the Atlanta child murders. 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 dramatise. …[The FBI] are the last guys in, they’re trying to help out something that has its own momentum and politics. It’s a divided battlefield. They’re coming in to throw this federal umbrella over everything to make everyone feel OK about sharing information.”

The director of Se7en and The Social Network also elaborated on the tone of the new season and how it will discuss the phenomenon of serial killers dominating the media discourse.

“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 that the notion of 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.”

Take a look at what's in store.

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