Mindhunter isn't his first drama with Netflix; he also directed episodes of the political drama House of Cards. Netflix knew it had something good on its hands and renewed it for a second season soon after the premiere. Almost two years will have passed by the time Mindhunter season 2 hits the platform on August 16.
Mindhunter has already tackled a lot of incredibly serious subjects like the portrayal of real life serial killer Ed Kemp, who murdered ten people and is still in prison in California today.
Season 2 fast-forwards to the Atlanta child murders of 1979 to 1981, where 28 African-Americans were killed.
The show's first season hinted at the presence of a killer who was, at the time of the show's events, flying under the radar, but that apparent subplot remained a mild tease.
During a podcast with The Treatment's Elvis Mitchell, Mindhunter executive producer/director David Fincher announced that Season 2 - which will span just eight episodes, two fewer than the freshman run - will premiere on Friday, Aug. 16.