It’s been confirmed that critically-acclaimed crime drama series Mindhunter will return to Netflix for a second season in 2018.
Produced by David Fincher and based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, the 1977-set series chronicles the early days of criminal psychology and profiling at the FBI.
It made for compelling viewing too, anchored by the performances of the show’s central duo, special agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany).
Part of the FBI’s newly-formed Behavioural Science Unit, the pair are ably supported by psychology professor Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) as they travel around the US interviewing some of America’s most notorious killers.
Based on real-life events and real-life killers, arguably the series’ other standout turn came courtesy of newcomer Cameron Britton (below), who portrays real-life serial killer Ed Kemper on the show and earned rave reviews in the process.
Having been Certified Fresh with a score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, the show was rightly lauded for reinventing the standard crime procedural.
Think Silence of the Lambs by way of The Wire with some of the usual Fincher visual finesse and you are close to understanding what made Mindhunter one of the best shows of the year.
Loaded was even lucky enough to sit down with Groff and McCallany to discuss all things serial killer – check out the video below, it’s a fascinating watch.
The second series of Mindhunter is expected to arrive later in 2018. That gives you plenty of time to go back and watch the first season.
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