'Mindhunter' season 2: Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know about the crime thriller

The crime thriller series is coming back with another season and will be based on the tragic Atlanta Child Murders between 1979 and 1981

                            'Mindhunter' season 2: Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know about the crime thriller

Netflix's crime and psychological thriller 'Mindhunter' is returning with a second season, and if you thought getting inside the head of Ed Kemper was disturbing, brace yourself! The first season, which aired in October 2017, shattered crime cliches by studying the psychology and circumstances that led to those acts. The slow-burning investigative series is returning, this time tackling the tragic Atlanta Child Murders and it seems to be as disturbing as it sounds. Here is all you need to know about it:

Release date

'Mindhunter' executive producer Charlize Theron has announced that the second season will air in August 2019, although no specific date has been announced yet.


Of the original cast, Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany will be back for season two, as Holden Ford, Bill Tench, and  Wendy Carr respectively. While it is unclear whether Cameron Britton will return as Kemper, Damon Herriman is expected to be playing Charles Manson in the upcoming season. Herriman will be playing Manson in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood', slated for release on August 9, 2019. He is best known for his portrayal of Dewey Crowe in crime drama series 'Justified'.

Damon Herriman (Source: Getty Images)


'Mindhunter' season one dramatized the creation of criminal psychology in the 1970s and the serial killers who contributed to the research. In the first season, we were introduced to FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who teamed up with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) to interview convicted serial killers to understand the way a criminal mind works and their motives.

'Mindhunter' (Source: YouTube)

The second season of the show will revolve around the tragic Atlanta Child Murders that took place between 1979 and 1981, during which around 29 black children were kidnapped and murdered. Officials unofficially claimed that then-23-year-old music producer Wayne Williams was likely responsible for the murders, but the claim has been widely contested. 

Season 1 recap

At the end of the first season, Ford’s methods were questioned by the others working with him, as he increasingly let down his guard around subjects. The final scene showed Ford being embraced by Kemper, following which he had a panic attack in the hallway. The new season is expected to pick up from here. 


The show is created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book 'Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit' written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. David Fincher, along with Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, Joe Penhall, Ceán Chaffin, and Joshua Donen executive produce. 

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