'Mindhunter' Season 2 Release Date: Premiere Draws Closer as Filming Wraps

Production on Netflix's serial killer series just hit an important milestone.

We’re one step closer to returning the serial killer-obsessed world of Netflix original series Mindhunter. The Season 2 release date may still be a mystery, but a recent update suggests new episodes could be coming even sooner than we thought.

Light spoilers for Mindhunter Season 2 below.

In a December 7 Instagram post, Mindhunter cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt revealed filming had wrapped on Season 2.

“I cannot think of a professional experience in my life more significant than #Mindhunter Season 2,” he wrote in the caption. “It’s been wonderful to collaborate with 3 incredible directors, a beautiful cast, and the strongest crew of my career.”

With that news, we can now begin speculating as to exactly when Season 2 will release on Netflix, and that’s exactly what fans of the show are doing on Reddit. Redditor u/Griffdude13 suggests “a June launch date,” while redditor u/Adrian_FCD thinks October is more likely. Season 1 was released on October 13, 2017, so Netflix could decide to stick with the fall, meaning a two-year gap between Seasons 1 and 2.

David Fincher’s Mindhunter follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) from the Behavioral Science Unit as they try to understand the minds of serial killers.

The serial killers in Season 1 included Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) and Montie Rissell (Sam Strike). Season 2 is expected to delve into the Atlanta Child Murders and Charles Manson.

“I wanted to get back to the more sad, realistic truth of” serial killers, Fincher said in a press release. “I liked the idea of somebody saying that the only way to fight something we can’t understand – that we consider beneath our dignity – is to meet it with the humanistic understanding that this is, however perverse, a part of us.”

Mindhunter Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix. Season 2 is expected sometime in 2019.

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