Everything we know so far about 'Mindhunter' season two on Netflix

Everything we know so far about 'Mindhunter' season two on Netflix

Netflix's true-crime drama series Mindhunter (helmed by Se7en and Fight Club director David Fincher) was a massive hit with critics and audiences back in 2017. The show ended on a pretty huge cliffhanger, with the protagonist Holden suffering from a panic attack after a scary encounter with Ed Kemper in hospital, and an enigmatic scene showing serial killer Dennis Rader burning a number of photographs.

The streaming site has kept pretty dang tight-lipped when it comes to details of the upcoming season, and haven't given much away about what we can expect from season two. However, we do know some stuff, including the fact that season two is due to premiere on August 16, in a run of eight episodes instead of just 10.

Check out this eerie video showcasing Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper in Mindhunter:

Sadly, it seems as though Kemper (played to spine-chilling perfection by actor Cameron Britton) probably won't be making a reappearance, or will now have a much-reduced role. However, we do know that Holden and Bill will have the opportunity to interview the psychotic cult leader Charles Manson, portrayed by Damon Herriman.

The cast is also going to take part in investigating the Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981, which were detailed in FBI profiler John Douglas' memoir. Wayne Williams was thought by investigators to be guilty of the murder spree, which claimed the lives of 28 children, adolescents, and adults over a two year period. Williams was later was arrested, tried, and convicted of two of the adult homicides and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. He is still incarcerated and maintains his innocence to this day.

And what about the glimpses of BTK, who was teased throughout season one? Well, we're not sure when Rader will reappear. What we do know is that BTK was mainly active between 1974 and 1991, before taking a long hiatus from killing. He was only apprehended in 2005 after he resumed sending taunting letters to police and newspapers.

He was subsequently caught and found guilty of ten murders and is currently serving ten consecutive life sentences at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas. With regards to Mindhunter's timeframe, it's likely that he won't be caught and interrogated until the last season unless we get a flashforward of some kind.

But this isn't the first time we've written about Mindhunter. Check out this article we penned all about all the real-life killers featured in season one of the show.