'Mindhunter' season 2 is dropping on Netflix today
It's fair to say that the Netflix show Mindhunter (directed by David Fincher) was an enthralling, chilling true crime experience.
It's based on the book by FBI forensic criminal profiler, John Douglas, who pioneered the techniques that the bureau still uses to this day to catch serial killers.
The first season ended on a pretty huge cliffhanger, with the protagonist Holden Ford suffering= a panic attack after a disturbing encounter with The Co-ed Killer, Ed Kemper. We've had to wait a whole two years to see what happened after that intense scene. But now it's official: Mindhunter will be returning to our screens today.
Check out the trailer for season two of Mindhunter below:
The streaming site has kept pretty tight-lipped when it comes to the details of season two, but we do know that it will consist of a run of eight episodes instead of the 10 that season one featured.
Throughout season two, we were constantly teased with scenes involving a mysterious moustache-wearing stranger, who the narrative seems to be hinting is Dennis Rader (aka BTK). We do know that BTK will have an important role in season two, but we're not sure how significant he will be as a character.
However, what we do know is that the main plot will detail the main cast investigating the Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981, which were heavily featured in FBI profiler John Douglas' memoirs.
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.
Watch this disturbing promo starring Ed Kemper actor, Cameron Brittain:
We also know that the plot will also detail Holden's struggles with severe anxiety and possible PTSD as a result of his traumatic experiences, with him relying on pharmaceuticals to continue his work.
The main trio will additionally have an encounter with the infamous cult leader Charles Manson, who will be portrayed by actor Damon Herriman, who also stars as Manson in the Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Obviously, on the day of season two's premiere, a number of fans have taken to Twitter to share their feelings about the show:
Personally, I can't wait to binge all eight episodes when they appear on Netflix today, although I don't think I've got the stones to watch them alone...