After a prolonged silence, it looks like we finally have some Mindhunter Season 2 news. In a podcast with KCRW, David Fincher revealed or rather let it slip that the second season of the serial killer crime drama will premiere on August 16, with all episodes dropping on the same day on Netflix. The bit is being slowly picked up by other sites as well so it looks like it could be nearly official, unless there are delays.
During the podcast, Fincher revealed with some hesitation:
Yes, there is now a date. I’m not sure, I guess I’m not allowed to say it, but yeah, it’s going to be the 16th.
Mindhunter sees the FBI track down and attempt to understand a new kind of killers back in the 70s: serial killers. The gripping drama featured FBI’s interactions with on-screen versions of real killers, lifted straight from actual interviews that happened back in the day. Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv and Holt McCallany are set to return.
Fincher is said to have taken over the story arc for Season 2 completely from prior writer Joe Penhall, who created the series. It is also set to tackle the Atlanta child murders this season which will consequently, introduce African-American music in the show. Cameron Britton who plays Ed Kemper, had this to say about Fincher taking over:
David took control over the arc of the story, everything has changed considerably from the original scripts that were turned by a talented British writer named Joe Penhall but who is no longer with the project.
All episodes of Mindhunter will drop on August 16 which, in a somewhat unusual move, will coincide with the second season premiere of another big show on Netflix.