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‘Mindhunter’ season 2 will explore the notorious Atlanta child murders

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Warning: This article contains spoilers and speculation for Mindhunter season 2.

The first season of Netflix’s David Fincher-produced serial true-crime series Mindhunter challenged viewers to ask one resounding question: Are criminals born, or are they formed?

The ‘70s era series grapples with that question as FBI agent Ford Holden conducts the first criminal research of its kind on the minds of the most infamous serial killers, all while dealing with the bureaucratic concerns of the FBI, his increasingly rocky relationship, and his own insatiable ego. Without delving too deeply into the twisted timelines in season 1, let’s just say Ford discovered the hard way that there is no black and white answer. 

Lucky for fans of the series, Mindhunter will continue to enthrall in its exploration of the minds of criminals during its second season. Here’s everything we know about Mindhunter season 2 so far.

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Mindhunter season 2 news

Although it wasn’t formally announced until Nov. 30, Netflix renewed Mindhunter for season 2 before season 1 premiered, according to Billboard

 

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Fans can also already rest assured that the series will continue after the second season. Show writer Joe Penhall said the team plans for the show to run for five seasons, according to Esquire.

Mindhunter season 2 plot: The Atlanta child murders

Fincher also told Billboard that season 2 will shift its focus to the Atlanta child murders, referring to when at least 28 African-American children, adolescents, and adults were killed in a variety of ways between 1979 and 1981.  

“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 real life, Wayne Williams was convicted for the murders. But criminal profiler John E. Douglas—who FBI agent Holden Ford is based on—looked into the case and had a different theory. In the book Mind Hunter, which the show is based on, Douglas said the murders were never fully solved because he didn’t believe Williams committed all 28 crimes. It should be interested to watch Ford attempt to find answers. 

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Mindhunter season 2 cast

It’s safe to say that Groff will return for season 2 as main character Holden Ford, along with Holt McAllany as Bill Tench and Anna Torv as Dr. Wendy Carr.

Neither Netflix nor Fincher have confirmed other cast members, including who will join the cast as Wayne Williams, the man convicted of the Atlanta child murders.  

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Mindhunter season 2 release date

Although the future of Mindhunters was set in stone before season 1’s premiere, Netflix has not yet set a release date for season 2. 

Holt McCallany told Esquire in October that season 2 was in the pre-production stage, so fans probably won’t see the series return until 2019. We’ll likely see a Mindhunter season 2 trailer sometime in mid-2018. We’ll keep you updated.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

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Like Father – Netflix Movie Trailer

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Starring Kelsey Grammer & Kristen Bell
When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father (Kelsey Grammer). The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life. Like Father premieres August 3 only on Netflix.

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Netflix’s ‘Lust Stories’ is Indian filmmaking at its finest

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“As Indian cinema’s worldwide audience grows, most people are acquainted exclusively with Bollywood – Hindi-language romantic dramas full of dazzling song-and-dance numbers that may or may not be related to plot.

But Indian cinema has always been more than that, just as Italian film extends beyond neorealism or and the French New Wave is just one piece of a rich history. Cinephiles may know Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy, which offers a glimpse of the type of gritty auteurship that doesn’t pay the Bollywood bills, but speaks to some truly fine artistry. Indian short films remain a source of this ingenuity and excellence, and Netflix’s Lust Stories is a fresh new installment.

Like Bombay Talkies before it, Lust Stories is an anthology of short films from known Indian directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar. They are exceedingly simple stories: a teacher’s obsession with…..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/16/netflix-lust-stories/

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Netflixs latest hit The Kissing Booth is a Wattpad success story

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“One of the most popular movies in the U.S. is a terrible teen rom-com called “The Kissing Booth,” and it’s not in theaters. Instead, this Netflix Original with its paltry 17 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, shot up to become the No. 4 movie on IMDb, before more recently dropping down to No. 9. Its leads, Jacob Elordi and Joey King, also became the No. 1 and No. 6 most popular stars on IMDb’s StarMeter, respectively, shortly after the film’s launch.

The secret to the movie’s success, however, is not just a combination of teenagers’ questionable taste in entertainment and the power of Netflix’s distribution — though both play a major role, clearly.

Instead, it’s that “The Kissing Booth” is tapping into a built-in audience: teenage Wattpad users.

Yes, Wattpad.

In case you’re not familiar, Wattpad is an online site…..”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/netflixs-latest-hit-the-kissing-booth-is-a-wattpad-success-story/

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