Netflix is on track to bring back its hit crime thriller, Mindhunter, for a second season later this year. As reported by Shadow & Act, the show’s sophomore run will primarily focus on the infamous “Atlanta Child Murders” that rocked the southern city during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The horrific crime spree left more than two dozen Black adults, teenagers and children dead.
During an interview with Elvis Costello on The Treatment podcast, Mindhunter‘s mastermind, David Fincher, confirmed the news. He told Costellow “You could probably do three seasons on the Atlanta child murders.” He added, “It’s a huge and sweeping and tragic story. We couldn’t do it justice in the background of our nine hours. We had to choose to dramatize.”
During the interview, Fincher also provided some more news about the show’s upcoming release date. He told Costello that the show would end its near two year layoff when the show’s new season hits streaming services on August 13th.
The crime thriller will join shows like Dear White People and Glow as show’s that will return to Netflix next month. In the meantime, check out the full interview with David Fincher and Elvis Costello on The Treatment podcast right here.