One of the best, if not THE very best, Netflix original series is Fight Club and Zodiac director David Fincher's serial killer series Mindhunter starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv. The show blew more than a handful of viewers entirely away with it's (no pun intended) killer first season. And today we have word via Fincher himself that the second season will be unleashed onto Netflix on August 16th.

David Fincher revealed the date during a recent podcast, saying this.

"Yes, there is now [a date]. I'm not sure. I guess I'm allowed to say it, but, yeah, it's gonna be the 16th."

Hoo-ray! I don't know about you, but as you might imagine by this point in the story, I was a massive fan of the first season. And the best aspect was newcomer Cameron Britton's chilling performance as the gigantic teddy bear of a serial killer, Ed Kemper. If you haven't seen the series yet, make sure to put aside some time for its first ten episodes for no other reason than Britton's take on Ed Kemper. This role is Hannibal Lecter-level creepy here, guys. Enjoy!

On top of Britton and the above-mentioned Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, the stellar series stars Hannah Gross as Debbie Mitford, Sam Strike as Montie Rissell, Happy Anderson as Jerry Brudos, Jack Erdie as Richard Speck, and Sonny Valicenti as Dennis Rader. The cast is topped off by the likes of Cotter Smith, Stacey Roca, Joe Tuttle, Alex Morf, Joseph Cross, Marc Kudisch, Michael Park, George R. Sheffey, Duke Lafoon, Peter Murnik, and Lena Olin.

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Mindhunter is created by Joe Penhall based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Charlize Theron and David Fincher served as the first season's executive producers along with Beth Kono, Joe Penhall, Ceán Chaffin, and Joshua Donen. Meanwhile, Jim Davidson produced the show along with Mark Winemaker, and the series was unleashed onto Netflix back on October 13, 2017.

Plot details surrounding the second season are hard to come by. That said, Fincher did confirm the new season will feature The Atlanta Child Murders, a series of killings that left 28 African-American children, teenagers, and adults dead between 1979-1981. And on top of that, this new season is also rumored to feature David Berkowitz AKA Son of Sam along with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Damon Herriman once again playing the role of Charles Manson. From there we also hear that season two will only feature eight episodes this time around, down from the ten-episodes that comprised the first season. While that's kind of weak news, at least David Fincher is set to helm the premiere and finale. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly filmmaker Andrew Dominik and One False Move and Devil in a Blue Dress director Carl Franklin will be helming the remaining episodes.

Anyhow, make sure to mark your calendars as the second season of Mindhunter is all set to be unleashed onto Netflix on August 16, 2019. This update comes to us from Entertainment Weekly.

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