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David Fincher's Mindhunter renewed for season 2

David Fincher's brilliant Netflix series Mindhunter will officially be back for a second season.

Although a renewal was already expected, Deadline reports that Netflix formally ordered season 2 and preparations for production are already underway.

Created by Joe Penhall and executive produced by Fincher and Charlize Theron, Mindhunter launched in October to critical acclaim. The series is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas, an FBI profile who interviewed infamous killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy.

The series follows two FBI Agents who interview serial killers in an attempt to solve cases. It's based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas, an FBI profile who interviewed infamous killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. 

Set in the '70s, the first season centers on the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the FBI. Jonathan Groff stars as Holden Ford, an agent with a natural ability to connect with imprisoned murderers and apply what he learns during interviews to active cases. Holt McCallany plays his gruff partner Bill Tench and Anna Torv co-stars as psychologist Wendy Carr. Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper, recently signed on for a role in the upcoming sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Fincher directed four of the first 10 episodes, and he said the second season will focus on the the Atlanta child murders that occurred between 1979 and 1981.

Of course, Fincher's other Netflix series, House of Cards, will end after season 6 due to the controversy surrounding star Kevin Spacey.