This August, Netflix will release the second season of its twisted crime series Mindhunter—and the fresh episodes look just as dark and compelling as Mindhunter season one. The streaming platform recently released a trailer for the upcoming season, which will focus on the Atlanta child murders of 1979-81.
Set a few years after the events of the first season, Mindhunter season two follows Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) as he searches for the serial killer behind a slew of child killings in Atlanta. Throughout the trailer, investigators tell Holden that they believe members of the Ku Klux Klan are behind the murders. Holden suspects otherwise. With a little help from his fellow FBI Behavioral Science Unit experts—FBI Agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv)—Holden will put his knowledge and determination to the test in order to unmask the true culprit.
As a last little tease of the true crime chills to come, one of the investigators mentions Charles Manson. In the final moments of the trailer, a disheveled man in handcuffs appears at the end of a darkened prison hallway. The show’s last season tracked Holden and his team as they examined a number of infamous killers and convicts to better understand their behavior. Perhaps Manson will give Holden some insight into the mind of a murderer, and just who this mysterious Atlanta killer might be. In an interesting twist, Damon Herriman, who portrays Manson in Mindhunter season two, recently portrayed Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Mindhunter is based on John E. Douglas’ book, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The book delivers a comprehensive chronicle of Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI, where he specialized in criminal psychology. During this time he pioneered new modes of criminal investigating, climbing inside the minds of America’s most twisted killers and criminals and developing psychological profiling techniques to assist in future investigations.
The second season of Mindhunter will premiere August 16. Watch the trailer below:
Featured still from "Mindhunter" via Netflix