Fans of serial killer dramas should be excited to know that Mindhunter Season 2 is happening.
Deadline indicates that Netflix’s renewal of the project was fully expected, as the show had already begun gearing up for its second coming well before the series began airing. Although details are currently scarce scarce on the project, it is reported that FBI agents Holden Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, and Bill Tench, portrayed by Holt McCallany, will return, along with psychology professor Wendy Carr, played by Ana Torv as they attempt to get into the minds of notorious serial killers to better understand the subjects of other cases which they also seek to solve. The psychological crime drama is executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, both of whom reportedly remain on board for Mindhunters’ Season 2 renewal.
Based off of the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series adaptation opened to rave reviews from both critics and fans alike after its release on the streaming service in October 2017 with The Verge dubbing it Netflix’s Most Binge-Worthy Show Yet. To add an extra chill, the serial killers featured and portrayed on the show are real, and their crimes every bit as haunting as in the series.
Mindhunter, created by Joe Penhall, launched October 13 to strong reviews. It is executive produced by Fincher — who also has House of Cards on Netflix — Joshua Donen, Theron and Cean Chaffin.
Co-starring opposite Groff and McCallany are Anna Torv, Hannah Gross and newcomer Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper.