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The Menacing First Trailer for 'Mindhunter' Season Two Has Creepy Masks and Charles Manson

This time, the FBI duo is trying to solve the unnerving Atlanta murders of the late 70s.
By Sarah Ward
July 31, 2019
By Sarah Ward
July 31, 2019

More murderers. More mysteries. More moody musings about people who kill people. More chances for Damon Herriman to step into Charles Manson's shoes, too. Yes, the second season of Mindhunter will have it all when it finally drops on Netflix on Friday, August 16, returning two years after the David Fincher-executive produced and co-directed series first hit the platform.

This time around, FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) no longer need to prove that chatting to incarcerated serial killers can help solve ongoing cases. Taking place a couple of years after the initial season's 1977 setting, Mindhunter follows the dedicated duo during the Atlanta child murders. Across 1979–81, at least 28 kids, teens and adults were killed — with the first trailer for the show's new season showing the reaction in Georgia, and teasing one unnerving incident.

Ford and Tench keep gleaning insights from talkative murderer Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton), whose thoughts narrate the haunting clip; however, he's not the only notorious figure that they're set to cross paths with. As well as Herriman's second take on Manson, after the Aussie actor's role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the new Netflix series also features David Berkowitz, aka Son of Sam.

Expect more criminal profiling and psychological thrills, obviously, with the show based on the excellent non-fiction book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit.

Expect more meticulous Fincher magic as well, as the Seven and Zodiac filmmaker continues his on-screen fascination with serial killers. He has company behind the lens, thanks to Australian director Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and US helmer Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress, Out of Time).

Get creeped out by the first trailer for Mindhunter season two below:

Mindhunter season two drops on Netflix on Friday, August 16.

Published on July 31, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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