Season 2 of Netflix and David Fincher’s serial killer drama Mindhunter is finally set to stream in August, and now the service has released a chilling new teaser of the darkness to come. The first season premiered in late 2017, charming (most) critics and audiences alike with its unconventional take on the tried-and-true serial killer drama, focusing the analytical aftermath of several killers’ sprees by two FBI agents, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) looking to better understand the psychopathy of a “sequence killer” in an effort to prevent such crimes from happening in the future.
The series was made all the more bingeable for the involvement of Fincher, but it also made great use of its cast, which includes former Fringe star Anna Torv as Dr. Wendy Carr, Hannah Gross as Holden’s girlfriend Debbie Mitford, and Cameron Britton (The Umbrella Academy) as the terrifying real-life serial killer Ed Kemper. Brittons performance was the kind that leaves an indelible mark on a series, and in this particular case it did wonders for his and the show’s respective profiles.
As such, it’s no surprise to see Kemper back in the interview room with Ford and Tench, and it’s certainly no surprise to see that Britton has figured out a way to out-creep even his own intensely creepy performance from season 1. The new teaser that was just released relies heavily on Kemper to set the tone for what looks as though it will be an even more intense drama, one that appears will put the investigator’s newfound understanding of the criminal mind to a test, as more killers seem to pop up. Check out the teaser trailer for Mindhunter below:
Of course, what would season 2 of Mindhunter be if it didn’t feature appearances by some of the most infamous killers in U.S. history. This time around, the show doesn’t hold anything back, as Ford’s dream interview subject, Charles Manson (Damon Herriman), is on tap, as is Son of Sam. Meanwhile, it would appear the soon-to-be-named BTK killer will be a part of the new season, even as it reportedly heads south to cover the Atlanta Child Murders of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
That’s a lot for the show to cover, especially when it looks as though Mindhunter will also be digging into the causes of the breakdown Holden suffered at the end of season 1. While it’s just a short teaser it looks as though Fincher, along with directors Carl Franklin and Andrew Dominik, have made the long wait for season 2 worthwhile.
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Mindhunter season 2 will stream exclusive on Netflix beginning Friday, August 16.