If we had to list down the best Netflix shows of all-time, we’d include Mindhunter in a heartbeat. That’s just how excellent the first season was.
This month, we’re also getting the much-awaited second season. Will it be as good as the first season or will it make us wish we never got more Mindhunter?
With what we know so far, we think that Mindhunter Season 2 is going to be just as remarkable. Below, we list down the information you need before you start watching the new season.
1) David Fincher Is Back to Direct a Few More Episodes
You know you’re going to get something good if David Fincher made it. From the cult classic Fight Club to the critically acclaimed The Social Network, the 56-year-old director has proven that he knows how to work with the camera.
One could even argue that Mindhunter wouldn’t be around today if it weren’t for Fincher. Charlize Theron gave him a copy of the book the series is based on. This would then result in Fincher working with Fox 21 and then with Netflix.
Plus, he directed the first two episodes of Season 1. All episodes had their stellar moments, but it was Fincher who set the tone for everything. If those episodes sucked, we wouldn’t have continued watching the series.
2) Season 2 Will Focus on the Atlanta Murders
What’s unique about Mindhunter is that it thrives on telling rather than showing. The opposite usually works best in films and series, but Fincher and the other directors prove that it can work the other way around as well.
The first season made us terrified of people like Ed Kemper and Richard Speck. For the second season, Mindhunter will look into the Atlanta Child Murders that happened between 1979 and 1981.
During this period, 28 people would get killed. And as its name implies, it includes the demise of child victims aged between 7 and 17. It’s going to be another chilling story that all of us won’t get enough of.
3) We’ll See Charles Manson Played By Damon Herriman
If there’s a show discussing real murder stories, it should have Charles Manson. And while we already got a taste of Damon Herriman’s performance as Manson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we know that Mindhunter will utilize him differently.
You see, Charles Manson is an intriguing evil individual. He was terrifying in how he was able to convince the members of his cult that it was okay to murder.
Without him, Gary Hinman wouldn’t have been killed in 1969 — and the same goes for actress Sharon Tate and four other people in her residence in the same year.
How Manson’s mind works is important, especially in a show like Mindhunter. If detectives could uncover how he persuades others into committing murder, they could prevent others from being indoctrinated into a world of violence and crime.
All of this information indicates that Mindhunter Season 2 is going to be a wild ride. How will Holden Ford, Bill Tench, and Wendy Carr succeed? We’ll know soon enough.