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Netflix’s Enthralling “Mindhunter” Renewed for Second Season

They need to talk to more subjects.

One of the most talked about new shows this year was Netflix’s David Fincher-produced/directed “Mindhunter, which premiered its first season back in October. Fans of Fincher’s Zodiac were treated to 10 mindblowing episodes of the new series that boasted a plethora of talented directors from The Amityville Horror‘s Andrew Douglas to Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), and Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking).

Written by playwright Joe Penhall and Scott Buck, “Mindhunter” is based on the 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, which goes behind the scenes of some of Douglas’ highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer.

The series is set in 1979 and centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) who, along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.

Netflix has announced a second season this morning, which should see the full return of  Groff, McCallany, as well as Anna Torv (Fringe), Hannah Gross (Unless) and newcomer Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper on the series.

This is a must-see new series that is the perfect winter binge with some eggnog in hand.



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  • Simon Allen

    This is fine news ….the series was absolutely fascinating and I binged it all really quickly .
    It’s not exactly action packed and don’t come looking for gore or violence but if you are into discovering stuff on a deeper psychological level then this is for you .
    The writing, directing and performances are just outstanding .
    Roll on season 2 !!!

    • Necro

      Absolutely Simon I totally agree!

      • Leo Venegas

        Same.

  • Necro

    I personally like this show……..a lot, BUT, this is the type of show where if you have no interest in the subject material you’re not going to like it at all. Now I realize that can pretty much be said just about every show that’s available to watch, but this is true serial killer shit and takes you to the dark side of their mental. This is a very sloooooooow burn at times, and add to that this is the beginning of the build of the ‘Serial Crime Unit’ of the FBI, not exactly action packed. This at times even bores the shit out of me and I have dozens of ‘true crime/serial killer’ books. Throughout season one we’re shown teaser clips of this ‘seeming’ would be killer, and it looks like that story is going to get very interesting. I’m glad to hear about the renewal of a second season and to see the progression of these characters. I think Cameron Britton is doing a phenomenal job as Ed Kemper as well and look forward to seeing his character some more and other killers as well. Now with all the aforementioned things I said I seriously hope they bring better pacing to this next season for that would be my one major gripe with this show. Now I know this isn’t an Action series, but they could easily up the pace just a tad. All in all it’s still a good show and I’m looking forward to season two.

    • Simon Allen

      Very well said …….I attempted to get a similar point across without giving too much away .

      • Necro

        Yeah I can think of other movies/shows with bigger pacing issues. It’s just I wouldn’t be surprised to hear people criticize it for that very reason. Very good show though! That Cameron Britton is a doppelganger of Ed Kemper! I swear he is!

        • Simon Allen

          Completely agree .

    • Baron Von Marlon

      I agree that’s it’s slow but it didn’t bother me one bit. Nothing felt unnecessary long or stretched.

  • runner_j

    Agreed. It was fantastic and I am beyond pleased it’s coming back.

  • Good, hands down one of the best shows in the last years

  • Deez

    Yesterday the Infinity War trailer and today, this! Thank yooou internet!

  • Dennis Giles

    Great News !!
    Love this show,I was never in any doubt as it well written,and acting was very good.
    Plus it didn’t have group of kids on bmx’s,a clown,a body near a train track and a 70’s 80’s soundtrack …!

  • Travis_Bickle

    This show is DDDOOOOPPPPEEEE!!!

  • Sanger

    Thank you Lord. Read this shit in the 90’s.

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