What will Mindhunter Season 2 be about?
The announcement video posted for Season 2 put it succinctly: "We need to talk to more subjects." But who exactly will those subjects be? The internet is filled with speculation on that topic, with figures like the already mentioned within the show Charles Manson and David Berkowitz being strong possibilities. The Stocking Strangler, Ted Bundy, and John Wayne Gacy could also pop up. Sadly, there's no shortage of creeps in 1970s America for our heroes to investigate.
However, in an interview with Billboard, Fincher provided a big clue of where the show will be headed while discussing the music. “Next year we’re looking at the Atlanta child murders, so we’ll have a lot more African-American music which will be nice," he said. "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 more recent interview with The Treatment, Fincher spoke at greater length about the Atlanta storyline and also confirmed that the season will touch on Charles Manson and the Son of Sam. "You could probably do three seasons on the Atlanta child murders," he said. "It's a huge and sweeping and tragic story. We couldn't do it justice in the background of our nine hours."
These crimes were committed between 1979 and 1981, meaning that Mindhunter could make a time jump in between seasons. (It's also possible that the show will simply rearrange the chronology.) Wayne Williams was eventually found guilty of the crimes, but he has maintained his innocence and some still believe he didn't commit all the murders. Also, the case was an important one for John E. Douglas, the FBI profiler that Holden is based on. (The Playlist also confirmed that Williams will be the focus of Season 2.)
Mindhunter will likely not be the only show putting the case under the microscope. As Refinery29 points out, actress Regina King and American Crime producer John Ridley have also been developing a series for FX that would also look at the case.