'Mindhunter' season 2 first sneak peek shows Charles Manson, Atlanta murders, more eerie cases and psycho fantasies

The nitty-gritty of Holden Ford and Edmund Kemper's connection was hotly anticipated and it seems the show creators won't disappoint as the FBI agents delve much deeper to analyze the minds of serial killers


                            'Mindhunter' season 2 first sneak peek shows Charles Manson, Atlanta murders, more eerie cases and psycho fantasies

Make way for more mayhem, blood-curdling crimes and deviant psychology as Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) set foot into prison with a swashbuckling entry to the small screen in the official teaser trailer for season two of 'Mindhunter'. The one-minute trailer begins as the two sit across the calm-and-cold-blooded serial killer Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton) again. Looks like the actor, who stumped critics with his improvisation and also earned an Emmy nomination, seems to have a crucial chunk in season two as well. The nitty-gritty of Holden and Ed's connection was hotly anticipated and it seems the show creators won't disappoint as the FBI agents delve much deeper to analyze the minds of serial killers

In his husky voice, he whispers, "Have you got somebody, Holden? Someone you can't catch?" as the lyrics from 'Night Shift' by Siouxsie And The Banshees plays in the background and an inkblot pattern appears in the foreground.

Only at night time... I see you
In darkness... I feel you

Edmund Kemper (Cameron Britton) and Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) in 'Mindhunter'. (IMDb)

The scene changes and a woman enters her apartment after grocery shopping. She hears a thud. A petrified expression fills her face. Mysterious and suspenseful as it is, the inkblot test slowly takes human form. The woman comes into the picture again. The washroom door is closed. A rope is tied to its handle and it vigorously shakes. 

Kemper's voiceover continues: "The person you're after, he has an overwhelming fantasy wife." Glimpses of Charles Manson and Son of Sam aka David Berkowitz are strewn across the screen into a puzzle. The soon-to-be-named BTK killer as well as protests for the spine-chilling Atlanta Child Murders of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s are a few other paradoxes hidden in the jigsaw. Holden and Ford try to connect the dots as the woman finally unbolts the door handle. A doll's mask is smashed into pieces. The woman falls to the floor with an appalling horror on her face. The song lyrics go on.

Sometimes I wonder... What goes on in your mind?
Always silent and kind unlike the others...

A still from the official teaser of 'Mindhunter' season two. (YouTube)

With a fresh set of criminals on the chase, it seems the FBI agents have definitely gone past 1977 and stepped into a new era. As the season one finale hinted, Holden seems to go a little off-track and slightly venture a little farther into the abyss of the psycho fantasies than needed. The Atlanta child murders are the pivotal case for the plot this season, as confirmed by Fincher. John Douglas, whose life inspires Holden's character was closely involved in profiling the killer. Moreover, Douglas was officially reprimanded over his conduct during the case and something similar seems to be on the cards for Holden in the show.

As the clip moves towards its end, the inkblot pattern reveals itself like a snake shedding its skin. Bill is at the center, while Holden and psychology professor Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) appear on both sides as a monstrous maniac sits below.  "How do we catch the fantasy of a psycho?" Bill asks Ed. He snaps back, "You can't!" The trailer breaks into the song again. 

F**k the mothers, kill the others
F**k the others, kill the mothers

Watch the trailer here that spells out the three catchphrases for the new season: "History. Pattern. Profile."



 

 

Created by Joe Penhall with David Fincher as the frontman, the show is all set to return to Netflix on August 16, 2019.

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