Published Jul 12, 2019Netflix has at last set the premiere date for Mindhunter Season 2. The anticipated second season of the show will return to the streaming service on August 16.
Mindhunter Season 2 comes after David Fincher and Charlize Theron dropped the first season back in 2017 — and after Netflix renewed the show for a second season just a month after its debut.
As previously reported, Season 2 is said to focus on the Son of Sam, Charles Manson and the Atlanta Child Murders, with the show picking things back up again between 1979 and 1981. Both Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany will be back for their starring roles.
Fincher himself made the announcement about the premiere date on KCRW's The Treatment podcast.
"In the '70s, post-Manson, post-Son of Sam, post-Zodiac, there really was, I don't think you can say it was an epidemic, but there was definitely the feeling that the notion of this has gotten away from us," Fincher said of Mindhunter Season 2 [via IndieWire]. "There was this transition. I remember it happening with Son of Sam. When I left the Bay Area in the mid 1970s and our parents moved to Oregon, you go 300 miles north and nobody talked about Zodiac. It had been this festering thing that had never been brought to any kind of closure but no one cared about it [outside of the Bay Area]. Then Son of Sam came, and it was Newsweek and Time, the cover."
Fincher continued: "I remember conversations at the family dinner table about Son of Sam. We didn't have those conversations about Zodiac, granted I was in the second grade and it was probably too distressing to talk about this stuff. But when I was a teenager these conversations were had out in the open."
We've yet to get a proper trailer for Mindhunter Season 2 but stay tuned.