On October 13, 2017, Netflix released one of their best series to date: Mindhunter. If you aren’t familiar with this show, take a day to sit down and binge because it’s absolutely worth it.
Based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, Netflix’s Mindhunter is a fictionalized story set in 1977 and follows the lives of the team who started the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit with in the Training Division at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Starring Jonathan Groff (Hamilton), Holt McCallany (Blue Bloods), and Anna Torv (Fringe), the team interviews imprisoned serials killers in order to understand them in hopes of creating criminal profiles to help solve ongoing and future serial murder cases.
Season 1 brought us many familiar serial killer faces with the likes of Monte Ralph Rissell, Jerry Brudos (The Shoe Fetish Slayer), Richard Speck, Darrell Gene Devier, Edmund Kemper (the Co-Ed Killer), as well the murders of the Dennis Rader (the BTK Killer) subtly over-arch the season.
Mindhunter season 2 is setting itself up to be a doozy. Not only will we see interviews with more serial killers and the BTK Killer storyline continue to develop, but the show will also be taking on the Atlanta Child Murders; a string of 28 mostly child murders, that shook Atlanta from 1979-1981. These murders also spawned the “It’s 10 o’clock, do you know where your child is?” commercials.
Currently, the Mindhunters casting team is searching for actors to play the victims family members, Venus Taylor, Annie Rogers, D.A. Slaton, Mayor Maynard Jackson, Commissioner Lee Brown, and Deputy Police Chief Morris Redding.
Casting is also looking for Wayne Williams, a serial killer convicted of killing 2 men, but prosecutors believe he was responsible for murdered children because when Williams went to prison the child murders stopped.
Rumors and theories have been flying around the interwebs speculating which serial killers the show could possibly bring into season 2 for interviews or more. Well, we here at That Hashtag Show have that EXCLUSIVE information just for you!
One overwhelming guess fans of the show had was Charles Manson. We can CONFIRM season 2 is on the hunt for the famous cult leader, as well at Tex Watson, the man who was the leader of the group of Manson followers who murdered Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Gary Hinman, Leno & Rosemary La Biance, Steven Parent, and Donald Shea.
Also on the list of (most-likely) interviewees, The Son of Sam, David Berkowitz. Berkowitz plead guilty to murdering 8 people with a .44 Caliber gun in New York City during the summer of 1976.
Elmer Wayne Henley, who is currently serving 6 consecutive life sentences for his role in a series of murders in Houston, Texas where, at least, 28 teenage boys were kidnaped, raped, and murdered. He was 17 at the time. Henley is considered one of the deadliest serial murderers in American History.
William Pierce, Jr., murdered at least 9 people before his arrest in in 1971. Pierce was convicted after confessing to three murders and was sentence to life in prison.
The Stocking Strangler, William Henry Hance, was an American Soldier, and serial killer, who had assaulted 7 women, and was convicted of murdering 3 in and around military bases before his arrest in 1978, and eventual execution by electrocution in 1994.
Paul Bateson, the serial killer who also appears in The Exorcist and terrorized the New York City LGBTQ Community from 1977-78.
Another serial killer to return for season 2 is Dennis Rader (the BTK Killer). Teased throughout season 1, we knew his story is one to slowly unfold as the show progresses. Via our source, That Hashtag Show has learned that the Mindhunter team is currently looking for Kevin Bright, fellow victim and brother of Kathryn Bright, a BTK victim found in her home in 1974.
Kevin, who was 19 at the time, and his sister Kathryn were attacked in her home. Kevin was shot multiple times and survived the incident. Kathryn, however, did not.
Currently, there is no official release date for Mindhunter season 2. What do you think about the monsters who are coming to season 2? Make sure to comment below and let me know.