- After nearly 2 years, Netflix returned to Mindhunter
- Director David Fincher outlined his intentions for the second season
- The focus of the season will be on the "Atlanta Child Murders" ,
It's been nearly 2 years, but the second season of Netflix's Mindhunter produced by David Fincher (occasionally) will appear on streaming service on August 16th.
Returning are our three favorite hunters, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), Bill Trench (Holt McCallany), and Dr. Ing. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv). It's unclear if our (favorite?) Killer Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) will return.
In an interview in the podcast The Treatment Fincher outlined some of the narrative and thematic foci of the second season, which will include 8 episodes ̵
What did David Fincher say about the new season?
Fincher The second season of Elvis Mitchell, the presenter of Treatment is all about "evolution" – the evolution of the FBI into the present.
In the last season, this was the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, the real force that has set itself the task of applying contemporary psychology and sociology techniques to criminal thinking. The main theme of the season was the killer Ed Kemper, who killed at least 12 people (including no fewer than eight young women).
In season 2, Fincher hoped to show an FBI that he is still busy using these psychological techniques. Fincher noted that the season was also about "the futility of good intentions." Perhaps he refers to the once-good intentions of lead actor Holden Ford (played by Jonathan Groff), who in the course of the first season about Kemper becomes obsessed with impairment of his work, his relationship with his partner and his own romantic relationship.
Season 2 is all about serial killers.