With David Fincher‘s Mindhunter garnering both strong critical acclaim and viewer numbers less than a week after it’s premiere, questions are already being asked as to where the famed director of movies such as Seven and Fight Club will be taking the Netflix series during its second season. Though the streaming service was clearly impressed with what they saw to renew the series nearly six months before its premiere, there’s still some time to go before we get to a Season 2 (most likely October 2018).
With that said, Fincher disclosed in an interview with Billboard which major case the series will be focusing on next season. During a conversation that he and composer Jason Hill were having with the music industry publication regarding the series; unsettling score. Fincher had this to say about what was still to come and how it will impact the show’s soundtrack and score:
“Next year we’re looking at the Atlanta child murders, so we’ll have a lot more African-American music which will be nice. The music will evolve. It’s intended to support what’s happening with the show and for the show to evolve radically between seasons.”
For some background, the Atlanta child murders resulted in the deaths of at least 28 African-American children, adolescents and adults between 1979-1981 and kept the country in a grip of fear for two years. FBI agent John E. Douglas (on which Jonathan Groff’s Holden Ford is based) would eventually catch the killer; and interestingly enough, also earn him an official reprimand over the manner in which the case was handled.
Fincher directed four episodes and executive produces Mindhunter, which takes place in 1979 and focuses on FBI Special Agents Holden Ford (Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) during the early days of the FBI’s serial killer profiling unit. The partners interview imprisoned serial killers in order to better understand how they think and operate, which they then apply to solving open cases. But as the agents delve deeper into the minds of the most criminally insane, those around them worry if they can find their way back. And even if they do…can they ever be the same?
Mindhunter also stars Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless), with Fincher sharing the directing chair with Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror). Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl), Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys) and Cean Chaffin (Fight Club) are serving as executive producers.