Netflix has officially renewed Mindhunter for a second season.
The crime drama, which is created by Joe Penhall (The Road) and executive produced by David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), whose job is to study the damaged psyches of serial killers in an attempt to understand and catch them.
We described it as “endlessly intriguing” in our review of Season 1, praising it for its confidence in relying solely on the power of conversation to drive suspense. “There’s a hint of a possible case-of-the-week structure over the coming episodes, but Mindhunter feels closer to chat-of-the-week,” we wrote. “It’s like watching the most unnerving talk show ever… As Holden and Bill debate the merits of whether to try and empathise with these twisted killers or not, Mindhunter emerges as an insightful, provocative study of our fascination with true crime. By the time Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer kicks in, you’ll be hooked.”
Groff and McCallany will return for a Season 2, alongside Anna Torv (Fringe), Hannah Gross (Unless) and newcomer Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper and has drawn huge acclaim for his performance.
Fincher revealed that the green light had already been given for a second season at the show’s London premiere, nothing that Penhall had prepared a series Bible running up to five seasons when the project first began at HBO. Now, Netflix has confirmed the order.