Many Netflix subscribers were blown away with their original series hit Mindhunter. The series was partially directed by Zodiac director David Fincher, and his true crime knowledge helped paint one of the most haunting and eerily realistic serial killer dramas available. Now after an incredibly long wait, Fincher has revealed the release date for the second season – which is set to hit no later than this summer on August 16, 2019.
Here’s what David Fincher stated specifically on a recent podcast appearance:
“Yes, there is now [a date]. I’m not sure. I guess I’m allowed to say it, but, yeah, it’s gonna be the 16th.”
The Netflix series was created by Joe Penhall and based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The book describes how the FBI coined the term “serial killer” and focuses on early encounters with killers like Ed Kemper, who plays a major role in the first season as a Hannibal Lecter styled character.
Hopefully the next season makes up for the long wait since 2017, and although we don’t know too much about the plot, it will feature a variety of new serial killers and maniacs including Charles Manson, and potentially the Son of Sam. We also know that it will include the Atlanta Child Murders as a subplot.
It also appears that the next season of Mindhunter will only be eight episodes, which is two down compared to the first season’s ten episodes. Nevertheless it should hopefully lead to some even stronger writing and I’m excited to see the potential that awaits.
What did you think of the first season for Netflix’s Mindhunter? Are you excited to see what David Fincher and company have in store for the second season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly