In a world where true-crime television is all the rage, it seems obvious that Mindhunter was destined to succeed. With Season 1 having earned rave reviews and much fan love for its representation of actual real-life serial killers, Mindhunter getting renewed for Season 2 seemed all but inevitable, and Netflix is finally making things official. The streaming giant announced today that Mindhunter Season 2 is officially a go.
The bad news is that, like a good serial killer, Netflix has left no trace or clues in its teaser as to when we will see Season 2 of Mindhunter. That might be because the showrunners still have no idea what they're going to do in Season 2, although considering the number of loose ends the show had near the end of Season 1, they probably have quite a few inklings. While we don't know when exactly Mindhunter will release Season 2, there were renewal rumors earlier this year stating production would start on the follow-up season sometime around the end of the year. Given that, it's completely possible Season 2 will premiere sometime before the end of 2018.
So where will Season 2 of Mindhunter take viewers? (SPOILERS AHEAD for those who haven't finished the season.) There was obviously a lot of tension between the FBI and Holden Ford about his methods of interviewing killers, so that plotline seems likely to rear its head once again for sure. Let's not forget that end scene of Dennis Rader (a.k.a. the BTK Killer) burning photos, so it's obviously possible there's going to be more of him sooner or later. Speaking of famous murder sprees, Mindhunter also offered some Charles Manson teases early on, and considering his fairly recent death, it would be smart to work him into the narrative somewhere to get the mainstream buzz going about the new season. As of now, the only thing that seems certain from the official teaser is that Holden Ford and Bill Tench will indeed be back and hopefully interviewing more killers:
Season 1 of Mindhunter is currently streaming on Netflix. For more on the series and why it would never work on network television, check out CinemaBlend's interview with series lead Jonathan Groff and his thoughts on all of that. For more on upcoming television happening within the next few months, be sure to visit both our fall premiere guide and midseason premiere guide to stay up to date. For a look at some shows that weren't lucky enough to get another season in 2017 like Mindhunter, visit our cancellation guide.