Netflix’s David Fincher-produced “Mindhunter” series launched this past weekend to strong reviews and good buzz with its exploration of the early days of the FBI’s criminal profiling unit.
Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany play a pair of FBI agents who set out to interview imprisoned serial murderers, looking to gain insight into how they think and why they did what they did in order to catch others like them.
The series has already been renewed for a second season, and Fincher tells Billboard that the next batch of episodes will tackle at least one very famous case:
“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.”
In the case, at least 28 African-American children, adolescents, and adults were killed in a variety of ways from 1979 to 1981. Ultimately the culprit was caught by FBI agent John E. Douglas, upon whom Groff’s character Holden Ford is based.
Fincher ran the writer’s room and helmed four of the ten episodes of the first season, but it’s unclear if he will be as involved in the second season – especially with his commitment to helm the “World War Z” sequel which films next year.