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

'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

Season two of 'Mindhunter' is all set to release on Netflix on August 16, 2019.


'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.

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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. 


Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff attends the LFF Connects Special Presentation: "Mindhunter" European Premiere during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 10, 2017 in London, England.

Jonathan Groff plays the role of FBI agent Holden Ford in the show. He is known for his roles in 'Boss', 'Looking' and 'Glee'. He also voiced the character of Kristoff in 'Frozen'.

Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany attends Netflix's "Mindhunter" FYC Event at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on June 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

McCallany plays the role of FBI agent Bill Tench in the show. He has acted in several movies such as 'Fight Club', 'Three Kings', 'Men of Honor' and 'Below'.

Cameron Britton

Cameron Britton attends the premiere of Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy" at ArcLight Hollywood on February 12, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

Cameron Britton plays the serial killer Edmund Kemper, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. He is also known for his roles in 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' and the Netflix TV show 'The Umbrella Academy'.

Damon Herriman

Damon Herriman arrives at Tropfest on February 11, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Damon Herriman will be seen as Charles Manson in the upcoming season. Herriman will also portray the serial killer 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'.


The official trailer for 'Mindhunter' just dropped on Netflix. The one-minute clip shows FBI agents scouting for psycho fantasies with help from serial killers Ed Kemper, Charles Manson and Inkblot Tests.




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. 

Where to watch

You can stream the show on Netflix after it releases on August 16, 2019.

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