Netflix Mindhunter Season 2 Trailer: A Dive Into The Sadistic Seventies
Summer time is over, and so is the mood. Things are slowly turning dark with Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ and Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’, and the upcoming ‘Joker’ and ‘The Lighthouse’ will definitely keep that momentum going. To make things even more exciting, the trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix Mindhunter Season 2 just dropped, and the direction the show seems to be taking is spine chilling.
In the first season of the Netflix series, we witnessed the agents Ford and Tench trying to study serial killers and explore the scope of that term, by interviewing notorious convicts. The damp and icy colour palette, Fincher’s trademark, and the immaculately written screenplay gripped audiences worldwide. Ford’s chemistry and screen time with Ed Kemper, were revisited and replayed by fans numerous times, after the first season ended. The dynamics at play, were simply stunning.
Now, the second season is here, and it hints at Ford and Tench tackling serial killers in real time. There’s still suspicions regarding the main antagonist, as fans were hoping for more screentime for the BTK Strangler (the ADT service man), who’s present in various snippets, which ooze unnerving tension.
But David Fincher has already revealed that the focus is elsewhere. He said, “Next season we’re looking at the Atlanta child murders so we’ll have a lot more African-American music. The music will evolve. It’s intended to support what’s happening with the show and for the show to evolve radically between seasons”.
The trailer, does show glimpses that point towards the Atlanta killings, but it also has a horrific sequence that hints at the BTK Strangler, and this could mean we might encounter two parallel serial killer storylines. This is not surprising at all, considering how the show’s scope seems to have expanded, with Charles Manson and David Berkowitz making special appearances.
The first season ended with Ford’s breakdown, and the second season looks to be continuing the same. The agent clearly looks conflicted, and overwhelmed by the extent of the world he chooses to live in. With Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ and Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’, August is going to be splurged with deceptive charms of the retro-era.