‘Mindhunter’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2022-11-24 06:44:40

Mindhunter was first available on Netflix over a year back and made quite an impression. Many fans have been asking when Mindhunter season 2 will return. Here’s everything we know so far for Mindhunter season 2.

Mindhunter, a crime drama that is set in late 1970s during the early days criminal profiling at the FBI and criminal psychology. This series follows the adventures of FBI agents Bill Tench and Holden Ford. They set out to interview mass murderers convicted of their crimes in order to understand what drove them and learn more from them so that they can apply the lessons to other cases.

The shows take inspiration from the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker wrote the book. John, a former FBI agent was the inspiration for Holden Ford the character agent. Charlize and David Fincher are the executive producers. They are both well-known for making movies about serial killers.

Was there anything that happened after the conclusion of Season 1

Without him realizing it, agent Holden’s work interviewing serial killers had begun changing him as a person. He is no longer the shy, unconfident, and clean agent he was. Instead, he is now a more confident, arrogant, and darker Holden. After learning a lot from interviews, Holden started to solve more cases. This only fueled his ego. As his ego grew ever higher he was accused of abhorrent behavior in the Gene Deviers case by Director Wendy. His own partner Tench even had his own words to say about Holden’s behavior:

“If what we’re doing doesn’t get under your skin, you’re either more messed up than I thought or you’re lying to yourself.”

Thinking he was immune to the toll of the interviews as he coerced and ‘befriended’ the killers for more information it wasn’t until his final confrontation with Ed Kemper that hit Holden with the realization just how little control he has resulting in a Nervous breakdown.

He was not able to kill his victim, so he burned the notes he made on him and the property of the victims.


How will season 2 unfold?

After Kemper's confrontation, it is likely that we will be seeing a nervouser Holden. Having had a nervous breakdown we won’t be seeing the same arrogant and confident agent we had before but a more guarded and cautious. With the break up between him and his partner Debbie we’ll most likely see a more vulnerable Holden. It remains to be seen if they can reconcile.

As they continue to conduct criminal profiling research, the interview of killers will be the main focus. Between these interviews, Tench and Holden will both be assigned to solve potential cases of serial murders. Holden, who is based upon real FBI agent John E. Douglas, is well-known to have spoken to Charles Manson. We can expect Manson's appearance in this season. Billboard has revealed that the Atlanta Child Murders will feature in one of their narratives.

Den of Geek has reported from The Hashtag Show the list of serial killers rumored to be in the next season. We shall reveal the names of the killers but we won’t list their crimes below. These are the suspects.

  • Charles Manson
  • Elmer Wayne Henley
  • Paul Bateson
  • David Berkowitz, The Son of Sam
  • Wayne Williams
  • William Pearce Jr.
  • William Henry Hance

The ADT killer is likely to make an appearance and once he starts racking up the numbers of victims it won’t be long before he attracts the attention of agents Holden and Tench.

What are the Cast Members for Season 2 of The X-Files?

Mindhunter Season 2 cast confirmed:

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before
Holden Ford Jonathan Groff Frozen, Looking, Taking Woodstock
Bill Tench Holt McCallany The Losers, Fight Club, Shot Caller
Dale Harmon Drew Seltzer Hollywood Dirt, Leaving Circadia, The Men Who Stare at Goats
Lauren Glazier Kay Mason Red Sparrow, Gone Girl
Wendy Carr Anna Torv Fringe, Heavenly Sword, Secret City
Detective Art Spencer Nate Corddry The Circle, The Ugly Truth, St. Vincent

Hannah Gross has yet to confirm her return to Debbie Mitford's role. Cameron Britton hasn’t been confirmed to reprise his role as Ed Kemper.

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before
Montie Rissel Sam Strike Timeless, Leatherface, M.I. High
Charles Manson Damon Herriman 100 Bloody Acres, Mr. Inbetween, Squinters

In the second season, Sam Strike will reprise his role of Montie Rissel. According to Collider, Damon Herriman will play Charles Manson if the rumors prove true. It is still unclear if he will play the same role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as he was also cast in that role. Netflix has not yet commented on this matter, but IMDb acknowledged it.

What is the current production?

The second season is deep into post-production and now we’re just waiting on the trailers to drop, then the release date in August.

Season 2 will return with 10 episodes.

According to the Mindhunter's official IMDb site, the second season will have 8 episodes instead of 10. This isn’t set in stone and the likely scenario will be Mindhunter returns with 10 further episodes.

Do you have a trailer?

Netflix finally unveiled the trailer for Mindhunter Season 2 shortly after it dropped.

What is the date of release?

Mindhunter Season 2 will release on August 16th!

David Fincher confirmed this during an episode on The Treatment. Fincher talked about his inspiration for the series, and the impact that both fictional and real work have had on creativity.

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