The show follows FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling.
Mindhunter has pretty big names behind it, with David Fincher as an executive producer, alongside the mercurial, Oscar-winning Charlize Theron, who recently let slip the information about the second season.
Talking to Howard Stern on SiriusXM, the host said how he was a great fan of the Netflix crime drama, to whih Theron nonchalantly replied:
“Season 2 is coming in August.“
But now, finally, director David Fincher has confirmed the exact date of its release.
Speaking to KCRW’s The Treatment podcast, he confirmed the release date as August 16th, which is just a little over a month away. On the episode, Fincher discusses how the second season will jump forward to a time where talk of serial killers is now much more common in the mainstream.
Fincher previously said that the season will be largely set during the Atlanta Child Murders investigation, however a recent report by That Hashtag Show claims that the interview format will also be used and that casting is currently underway for a number of serial killer interviewees.
Rumours suggest one will be notorious cult leader and murderer Charles Manson, who was behind the infamous cult that lead to nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. He was sent to prison for life in 1971 and presumably will be interviewed by Tench and Ford in the upcoming season.
As reports have it, David Fincher, who directed the liked of Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac will be behind the camera for a few episodes of Mindhunter season two.
It’s going to be a wild ride.
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