What goes on inside the mind of a killer? Just how different is a deranged lunatic from the rest of us? Those are the types of questions that will be broached in Netflix's upcoming series, Mindhunter, and we are currently insanely anxious to see what the project has in store for its first season -- which will debut in October. That said, Netflix seems to understand that it has a potential winner on its hands because the streaming platform has already announced a second season that will begin production later this year.
According to a new report from Spoiler TV, Netflix has already ordered a second season of David Fincher and Charlize Theron's Mindhunter ahead of the release of the first season in October. Production on the second season is currently set to begin in May, and it will run through summer and fall into December. Inspired by the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, Mindhunter follows a team of FBI investigators in 1979. They use these in-depth interviews to solve ongoing cases, but as you can probably imagine, that examination of the human psyche eventually gets pretty dark for these officers of the law.
It's no secret that Netflix has invested heavily in original content over the course of the last few years. With the immense success of shows like Stranger Things, as well the Marvel-inspired Defenders shows, the streaming platform undoubtedly feels emboldened to continue pushing the envelope and expanding its catalog of original content. Mindhunter is the latest in a long line of enticing programming, so our hope remains incredibly high that its first season will actually warrant a second.
Check out a trailer for Mindhunter below to see all of the insanely trippy FBI detective work for yourself!
It's not hard to understand why Netflix would put so much faith in Mindhunter to be a success. Aside from the fact that the show already looks amazing, the fact of the matter is that this is exactly the type of story that a filmmaker like David Fincher excels at. Between his work on movies like Seven, Zodiac, and even (to a certain extent) Fight Club, he has become a master of delving into the dark and twisted mind of deranged individuals. Mindhunter looks like an amalgam of all of his best traits as a storyteller, so our hope remains high that it can capture that underlying, creepy atmosphere with his role as this show's producer.
Mindhunter will debut on Netflix in October. For more information concerning the most highly-anticipated television debuts, make sure to take a look at our comprehensive midseason TV premiere guide (as well as our summer TV premiere guide) and fill out your viewing schedules accordingly!
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.