Netflix didn’t waste any time renewing their original crime series Mindhunter after it quickly became a hit in October 2017. It’s taken a year and a half, but the second season is on its way, and Netflix has dropped a trailer for the show’s return.
A one-minute teaser had been released earlier, which revealed that Holden Ford, played by Jonathan Groff; Bill Tench, played by Holt McCallany; and Wendy Carr, played by Anna Torv would all be returning. With the worries of who would be back resolved, the trailer could focus on what you might be able to expect from season 2. For starters, the trailer confirms that Cameron Britton will be back as Ed Kemper and Joe Tuttle will also return as the most recent addition to the FBI team, Gregg Smith. The trailer also reveals that the show will continue to look into the beginnings of criminal profiling and serial killer psychology. With two years having past, and with a greater public interest in serial killers, the fledgling sciences are poised to have a huge impact. Director David Fincher explains, “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. 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 . It had been this festering thing that had never been brought to any kind of closure but no one cared about it . Then Son of Sam came, and it was Newsweek and Time—the cover.” That’s the sentiment behind the second season.
The season 2 trailer also confirms that the new season will focus on the Atlanta Child Murders. If you pay close attention, you’ll also pick up on clues of Bill Tench’s family issues continuing, and the hint of actress Lauren Glazier possibly becoming a new love interest for Wendy. Promo photos also confirm that David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam, and the BTK Killer will return in this season. If you can’t wait to find out what will happen in season 2, you can delve deeper into the story by reading Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the main inspiration for the show.