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Pittsburgh-shot 'Mindhunter' renewed for second season on Netflix

| Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Jonathan Groff in Netflix series 'Mindhunter'
Jonathan Groff in Netflix series 'Mindhunter'

The Pittsburgh-shot Netflix series "Mindhunter," about the early days of criminal profiling in the FBI's serial killer unit, has been renewed for a second season.

Netflix announced the new season Thursday on social media, with the tagline: "We need to talk to more subjects."

The show is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker's nonfiction book "Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit," and stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Trench, who were pioneers in behavioral profiling during the 1970s.

The first season ended with an emotional cliffhanger for Groff's character, as both he and his partner began to experience their own psychological effects from their study, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Mindhunter" has featured actors playing real-life serial killers — including the BTK killer, Richard Speck, Jerry Brudos and Edmund Kemper, aka the Co-Ed Killer. Fans are wondering who we be included next. Charles Manson and David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam, have been mentioned on the show, though neither have appeared.

The show has some heavy-hitters backing it. The producers include Oscar-nominated director David Fincher ("The Social Network," "Fight Club" and "Se7en") and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron (who won for another serial killer movie, "Monster").

Fincher, who also directed four episodes, has his other hit Netflix series, "House of Cards," on hiatus since the revelations of star Kevin Spacey's inappropriate behavior.

The first season, which debuted in October, is available on Netflix. It was shot in 2016 at several locations in Western Pennsylvania, including Tarentum, Vandergrift, McKeesport and Canonsburg.

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