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Mindhunter Season 2 to Launch on Netflix August 16


Netflix today confirmed that Mindhunter Season 2 will launch on the streaming service on August 16, 2019. Executive producer David Fincher talked about Mindhunter Season 2 on KCRW podcast The Treatment (via ComingSoon).

“You could probably do three seasons on The Atlanta Child Murders if you really wanted to turn over every rock. It’s a huge and sweeping and tragic story. We couldn’t do it justice in the background of our nine hours,” he said. “We had to choose to dramatize ‘These are the last guys in’ and here are the reasons for that, and here they are trying to help out something that has its own momentum and has its own politics and certain areas have become entrenched. It’s a divided battlefield, and they’re coming in to try and throw this federal umbrella under everything to make everybody feel okay about sharing information and it’s really, really tricky.”

Mindhunter​​ ​follows​ ​ambitious​ ​FBI​ ​agent​ ​Holden​ ​Ford​ ​(Jonathan​ ​Groff)​ ​as​ ​he​ ​struggles​ ​to
comprehend​ ​incarcerated​ ​killers,​ ​so​ ​that​ ​he​ ​might​ ​use​ ​this​ ​knowledge​ ​to​ ​catch​ ​others. He’s​ ​teamed​ ​with​ ​experienced​ ​agent​ ​Bill​ ​Tench​ ​(Holt​ ​McCallany)​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Behavioral​ ​Science​ ​Unit
and​ ​will​ ​work​ ​with​ ​his​ ​sometimes​ ​reluctant​ ​partner​ ​to​ ​find​ ​new​ ​methods​ ​of​ ​investigation.

Together​ ​they​ ​will​ ​meet​ ​some​ ​of​ ​America’s​ ​gravest​ ​killers​ ​–​ ​and​ ​face​ ​the​ ​cynicism​ ​and​ scorn​ ​of the​ ​tradition-bound​ ​hierarchy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​1970s’​ ​Federal​ ​Bureau​ ​of​ ​Investigation. Ford​ ​will​ ​risk​ ​empathizing​ ​with​ ​‘evil’​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​save​ ​lives.​ ​But,​ ​as​ ​Tench​ ​says,​ ​when​ ​arguing​ ​the case​ ​for​ ​their​ ​work:​ ​“How​ ​do​ ​we​ ​get​ ​ahead​ ​of​ ​crazy​ ​if​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​know​ ​how​ ​crazy​ ​thinks?”

The show also features Anna Torv (Fringe), Hannah Gross (Unless) and newcomer Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper on the series. Sierra McClain is joining the cast for the second season.

Written​ ​by​ ​Joe​ ​Penhall​ ​(The​ ​Road)​ ​and​ ​Jennifer​ ​Haley​ ​(Hemlock​ ​Grove), Mindhunter​​ ​​was inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​memoir​ ​of​ ​FBI​ ​veteran​ ​John​ ​R​ ​Douglas,​ M​​indhunter:​ ​Inside​ ​the​ ​FBI’s​ ​Elite​ ​Serial Crime​ ​Unit​​ ​(written​ ​with​ ​Mark​ ​Olshaker).​ ​​Penhall​ ​(​The​ ​Road​)​ ​created​ ​the​ ​series.​ ​David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are executive producers.

Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.