New series about Atlanta child murders will dip even deeper than 'Mindhunter' season 2
The second season of Mindhunter featured a storyline revolving around the Atlanta child murders, and it's safe to say that viewers were transfixed.
The depicted murders of young men in the late 1970's and early 1980's was based on the real case of Wayne Williams who was charged for the slaying of two adult men, but was never found guilty for the murder of at least 28 children. But because you can only fit so much into several episodes, Netflix users were left wanting more, and now HBO is reportedly delivering.
According to Deadline, HBO has ordered a documentary series which will give us a in-depth look at the serial murders.
Watch the trailer for the second season of Mindhunter below:
Speaking to the publication, Deadline said: "[It will be a] never-before-seen look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African American children and young adults that occurred over a two-year period in Atlanta in the late-'70s and early-'80s, from the initial disappearance and discovery of two murdered teenage boys and the fear that gripped the city, to the prosecution and indictment of 23-year-old Atlanta native Wayne Williams and the rush to officially shut down the case."
"With unprecedented access and a treasure trove of archival material, this timely documentary series brings new evidence to light as the cases are reopened, providing a powerful window into one of America's darkest chapters."
The series will also delve into how the community dealt with the tragedy, and their relationship with the police who were working the case.
Wayne Williams was ultimately convicted for two of the murders, and ordered to spent two consecutive life sentences in prison. However, law enforcement ended up connecting many of the other murders to Williams, but he has never been formally charged with their deaths.
The documentary series is purportedly to premiere on HBO in April.
In related news, Mindhunter's third season has been put on indefinite hold as executive producer, David Fincher, is occupied with other projects.
A spokesperson for Netflix told Deadline, "David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots", detailing that the cast have been released from their contracts.
"He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn't fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own."