Netflix has announced that one of my favourite shows of the year, and the second best serial killer show probably ever made, Mindhunter has been given a second season.
Word on the street is that season two will see Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv tackle the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981, in which at least 28 African-American children, adolescents and adults were killed by Wayne Williams.
If you haven’t seen the first season, cancel this weekend’s Tinder date, place your iPhone on Do Not Disturb, turn on Netflix and get ready for chills.
We need to talk to more subjects. pic.twitter.com/7pTnxAhM0G
— MINDHUNTER (@MINDHUNTER_) November 30, 2017
A large part of the series features FBI Behavioural Scientist Holden Ford and his gruff parter, Bill Tench interviewing imprisoned serial killers about their gruesome crimes which doesn’t sound that exciting.
But what sets the show head, shoulders and pancreas above it’s peers is the fact that most shows would accompany the interviews with stylised flashbacks to the murders. One of the most ingenius aspects of Mindhunter is the way it builds so much tension without flashbacks, gimmicks and parlour tricks which, of course, is down to the quality of the writing, directing and performances.
David Fincher serving as exec producer and setting the tone by directing the first and last two episodes and writer Joe Penhall’s (who adapted Cormac McCarthy’s excellent post-apocalyptic novel, The Road for screen) decision to approach the mentally ill killers as three dimensional characters.
— MINDHUNTER (@MINDHUNTER_) December 1, 2017
Mindhunter is available to stream on Netflix and since the broadcaster tends to keep to a pretty tight schedule, you can expect Season 2 around October 2018.