David Fincher, stars return to series two of Mindhunter; Atlanta child murders to be the focus

Netflix’s Mindhunter took the crime drama world by storm last year (it also won our Crime Drama Of The Year, which you can read here), thanks to its bold and subversive exploration of the serial killer and psychopathy. It boasted enviable teams in front of and behind the camera, which boasted playwright Joe Penhall and Oscar-winning director David Fincher. As series two begins production, news reaches us that all the main players are back onboard, and that includes Fincher.

Fincher has decided to prioritise Mindhunter over zombie drama sequel, World War Z 2, and production is about to start.

In its story, Playlist has plenty of interesting nuggets, including the confirmation of a rumour that’s been sloshing about for a while now. It says:

Heading to Southern Georgia, “Mindhunter” season two will focus on the infamous Atlanta child murders of the late 1970s and early 80s, which featured the relatively uncommon case of an African-American serial killer —in real life, Wayne Williams, who was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two adult men, but never convicted of the deaths of twenty three murders of young children (though it’s unclear how close to the real events the show will hew). Stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv will all return.

So not only is Fincher returning, but also the three core stars at the centre of the show: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv. Playlist also suggests that there will be eight episodes instead of the 10 in series one, and that Netflix will hold off until transmission until early 2019.

For our Mindhunter review, go here

One Comment Add yours

  1. Andy D says:

    Excellent news, and encouraging to see he is prioritizing this over WWZ2 – shows you where his heart is.


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