Saturday 17 August 2019

Mindhunter season 2 full length trailer features Atlanta Child Murders and teases Manson interview

Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff
Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff
Mindhunter series 2
Holt McCallany as Bill Tench in Mindhunter, Netflix
Holt McCallany and Anna Torv in Netflix series Mindhunter
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Netflix has dropped the first full length trailer for the second season of Mindhunter and it's clear that the Atlanta Child Murders and Charles Manson feature heavily across the new episodes.

Coming two years after the first series arrived to rave reviews on the streaming channel, the original cast return to pick up where they left off.

FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) work with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) to apply their groundbreaking behavioural analysis to hunting serial killers.

Inspired by real events, the series features some of the most notorious serial killers of all time and the second season tackles the horrifying Atlanta Child Murders and will feature an interview with Charles Manson, which is teased in the trailer.

Holt McCallany and Anna Torv in Netflix series Mindhunter
Holt McCallany and Anna Torv in Netflix series Mindhunter

Serial Killer Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton), who had audiences riveted in the first season, will return to help the agents prep for the Manson interview.  "Manson is small.  Like, really small," says Kemper, "Try not to stare."

Manson (5'2" tall, if you're wondering), is played by Damon Herriman, who is also portraying the cult leader in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper in Mindhunter, Netflix
Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper in Mindhunter, Netflix

The Atlanta Child Murders took place between 1979 and 1981 and at least 28 children, teenagers, and some adults were killed.  The series will also profile New York serial killer David Berkowitz, a.k.a. Son of Sam.

Mindhunter season 2 will return August 16 with Zodiac director David Fincher once again at the helm (for the first episode and reportedly at least one other). 

However, also directing this series are Andrew Dominik who helmed Killing Them Softly and the brilliant The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Carl Franklin (House of Cards, The Leftovers).

Read more: Mindhunter star Holt McCallany on channelling his late Irish father for role in hit new Netflix series

“In the 70s, post-Manson, post-Son of Sam, post-Zodiac, there really was, I don’t think you can say it was an epidemic, but there was definitely the feeling this has gotten away from us,” Fincher said about Season 2.

“There was this transition. I remember it happening with Son of Sam. When I left the Bay Area in the mid 1970s and our parents moved to Oregon, you go 300 miles north and nobody talked about Zodiac. It had been this festering thing that had never been brought to any kind of closure but no one cared about it [outside of the Bay Area]. Then Son of Sam came, and it was Newsweek and Time, the cover.”

Check out the trailer:

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