Netflix has set a return date for “Mindhunter,” the popular thriller series from David Fincher. The long-awaited sophomore season is scheduled to premiere on August 16th, and we know the case. The new season focuses on the Atlanta child murders that occured between 1979 and 1981, which claimed at least 28 known victims. Fincher first confirmed the release date and revealed more details about the second season on KCRW’s The Treatment podcast.

Season one featured Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross, and Cameron Britton, who portrayed serial killer Ed Kemper on the series. The show’s first season was Certified Fresh with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was one of the most popular series on Netflix when it premiered in October 2018.

Joe Penhall (The Road) created the series, with 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) serving as executive producers.

The show follows two FBI agents from the Behavioral Science Unit — Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) — as they travel across America to interview psychopaths and serial killers in an attempt to understand their mindset.

This isn’t Fincher’s first project with Netflix, which also hosts the adult animated series “Love, Death + Robots,” co-created by Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller. Fincher also directed Netflix’s “Mank,” a biopic about Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, played by Gary Oldman. The movie is based on a script written by Fincher’s late father, who died in 2003. “Mank” is Fincher’s first feature film since 2014’s hit thriller “Gone Girl.”

Now that we have a premiere date for “Mindhunter Season 2,” we just have to wait for a trailer. Netflix will most likely release a few clips from the new season over the next few weeks.

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