The full trailer for season 2 of Netflix’s Mindhunter investigates the infamous Atlanta Child Murders from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, as the series moves into more active investigations. It’s been well over a year since the first season premiered on the streaming service, bringing the Academy Award-nominated directing of David Fincher to television for the first time since the series premiere of House of Cards. Since then, Netflix had been playing things fairly close to the vest with regard to details of when the second season would launch, and they wound up being beaten to the punch by series producer Charlize Theron.
Even after Theron correctly told Howard Stern listeners that the series would return in August, Netflix didn’t rush to confirm her statements. As such, excited viewers languished for a while longer before the streamer confirmed a premiere date, and followed that up with a tantalizing teaser trailer that not only showed agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) investigating the Atlanta Child Murders, but it also gave audiences a glimpse at some of the infamous faces the two would be talking with in an effort to expand their understanding of serial killers.
Like most teasers, those for Mindhunter season 2 were fairly vague and mostly aimed at inciting a visceral response from those watching. The full trailer, however, slows things down a bit, following Ford and Tench into the field as a means of establishing for the audience the magnitude of the crimes they’re investigating in Atlanta this season. The result looks to be an impressive follow-up to one of Netflix’s best original series. Check out the full trailer for Mindhunter season 2 below:
While the appearance of Charles Manson has been teased for some time, especially after the series cast Damon Herriman around the same time he was cast as Manson in Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood, this new trailer suggests a new player in the show will have just as big an impact. Former Fringe and The Good Wife actor Michael Cerveris will apparently have a significant role this season as the new head of the FBI’s BSU. His appearance not only comes close to giving audiences a Fringe reunion with Anna Torv, but it also fulfills Ford’s desire to interview Manson, and adds some tension to the agent’s handling (or mishandling) of the child murders in Atlanta.
In all, it looks as though Mindhunter season 2 has much more up its sleeve than previously thought, as it seems eager to tackle a case that’s not only harrowing, but also significant along racial and cultural lines. Helping Fincher this season are acclaimed directors Carl Franklin and Andrew Dominik, which will hopefully translate to another worthwhile, if unsettling, season of television.
Mindhunter season 2 will stream exclusively on Netflix beginning Friday, August 16.