'Mindhunter' season 2 official trailer: Edmund Kemper warns 'Charles Manson is really small' as no clue emerges for the Atlanta Murders
From 'the really small' Charles Manson to the gruesome Atlanta Child Murders of 1979–1981, hawk-eyed FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench seem to have a lot on their plate
Sneaking into the maniacal minds of serial killers, 'Mindhunter' is back with season two. After the eerie teaser trailer, Netflix just dropped its 1.34-minute official trailer on YouTube and it affirms that the story takes a leap into the January of 1974. From "the really small" Charles Manson to the gruesome Atlanta Child Murders of 1979–1981, hawk-eyed FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) seem to have a lot on their plate.
"January 1974," the voiceover begins, "they just moved in two months prior." It continues, "He was looking for the light when something bumped him. That's when he saw a little girl hanging from the pillar," as some photographic shots of a girl's body come into the picture. Bill and Holden are entrusted with a series of murders of African-American adolescents committed in Atlanta, Georgia, from the middle of 1979 until May 1981. The trailer gives a major hint on a new entry in the Behavioral Science Unit at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a discussion with Holden, when he is asked, "Who do you want the most?", pat comes the answer, "Manson!"
As Holden and Bill get back to interviewing serial killer Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton) to gather more clues for the serial killings, he advises the two: “One more thing, Manson is small, like, really small — try not to stare." Soon after, Manson's figure appears in a shadow from the prison.
The dilemma and frustration of special agents seem to be another important facet in the show. As the killings unfold month after month with no real result, theories of the police and FBI agents are at loggerheads. "It is statistically rare for serial killers to cross racial lines," Holden says, to which he gets a stern reply: "It is also statistically significant that the client kills Black people." There is chaos and the government seems to be putting on the pressure. "We've got 19 dead Black children. You're telling me that's a coincidence," an officer tells Holden. A glimpse of Holden taking pills on the middle of the road is another hint that he may be truly be shown to be a low-key psychopath, as speculated by fans or is it just the stress doing its job?
Producer David Fincher returns to direct episodes this season as well. Other directors in the series include: 'Killing Them Softly' fame Andrew Dominik and 'House of Cards' fame Carl Franklin. Meanwhile, Fincher, Joshua Donen, Charlize Theron, and Cean Chaffin are executive producers along with Courtenay Miles and Beth Kono. Watch the official trailer captioned, "History. Pattern. Profile," here.
Season two of 'Mindhunter' is slated to premiere on Netflix on August 16, 2019.