Holden Ford is back, and this time he’s headed to Atlanta.
While Season 1 of Mindhunter followed Ford and his partner as they put together criminal profiles and made history by coining the term ‘serial killer,’ the follow-up season will take place in Georgia during the Atlanta child murders that took place from 1979 to 1981. In the first trailer from Netflix, Ford’s at odds with local authorities and the community about the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement in the killings, which saw 28 people—mostly young black boys from poor neighbourhoods—asphyxiated and dumped by the roadside or in woodland areas around the city.
Atlanta native Wayne Williams was convicted of two of the adult murders at the time, but while police were convinced of his involvement in the rest of the child killings, he has never been charged and many of the victims’ parents are convinced of his innocence. Charles Manson (Aussie actor Damon Herriman, who also played the miniature psychopath in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) will make an appearance in the series to give some advice, and well as David Richard Berkowitz, aka The Son of Sam, whose killing spree in the 1970s terrorised New Yorkers. Watch the trailer above, and stay tuned for Mindhunter Season 2 dropping on August 16 on Netflix.