Netflix’s crime-drama “Mindhunter” is one of the hottest new series on the market, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that Netflix is bringing the series back for another season but it’s nice to get the official announcement.
If you haven’t given the series a test run yet we certainly recommend it, as do most of the critics on the internet. The well reviewed series is Certified Fresh with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was lauded by critics for its reinvention of the crime procedural, when it premiered in October. I’ve personally binged through quite a few Netflix series in the past, and this one was probably the fastest I’ve ever gone through an entire season.
The show features Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallany (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe), Hannah Gross (Unless) and newcomer Cameron Britton. We should add that Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper on the series, has seen some of the best reviews online stemming from his performances on the show.
Joe Penhall (The Road) created the series. David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network, Zodiac), Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are executive producers.
Netflix stopped short of announcing a premiere date, and while season 1 did end on a few cliffhangers, we won’t go into detail and spoil any of them for you. The show is expected to enter into production on the new series in 2018, and hopefully we will get new details on guest-stars, premiere dates, episode counts, and a teaser-trailer or two over the next few months.
The announcement came just a few hours after Netflix detailed “A Korean Odyssey,” a new TV series from director Park Hong-Kyun of The Greatest Love and by the Hong sisters (Hong Mi-Ran, Hong Jung-Eun), the writers of Master’s Sun. The series is being made by Studio Dragon, creators of Goblin and Signal.
“We are thrilled to work with Studio Dragon to bring A Korean Odyssey to our global members,” said Rob Roy, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “Netflix is committed to bringing great Korean stories to audiences around the world.”
A Korean Odyssey is a series inspired by the classic novel, Journey to the West (Xi You Ji). It features Lee Seung-Gi as the powerful Son Oh-Gong, Cha Seung-Won as Woo Hwi-Chul the portrayal of Bull Demon King in the original story, and Oh Yeon-Seo as Jin Sun-Mi who plays an important role of Xuanzang.
With A Korean Odyssey, Netflix will also bring Prison Playbook and Argon onto its service. Prison Playbook is a comedic drama about a famous baseball player who suddenly ends up in jail, and Argon is about journalists who fight for the truth in the world of fake news.
“We are excited to bring new dramas that Studio Dragon and CJ E&M produced to various countries around the world,” said Seo Jang-Ho, General Manager of CJ E&M. “We hope Korean content become acknowledged not only at home, but globally as well.”
A Korean Odyssey will be available on Netflix from late December of this year. A Korean Odyssey, Prison Playbook, Argon, and others are part of multi title partnership between Netflix and CJ E&M.