'Mindhunter' season 2 will likely center on a series of child murders many believe are unsolved — even though a convicted man is in prison

Business Insider | 1/12/2018 | Kim Renfro, INSIDER
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Netflix's drama "Mindhunter" is based on real events from the FBI's serial crime unit.

For its second season, "Mindhunter" might focus on the Atlanta child murders.

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A new podcast series, "Atlanta Monster," is also exploring these murders.

The podcast team has interviewed FBI agents and police department officials familiar with the case.

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Netflix's hit crime drama "Mindhunter" is based on the real events of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit study of serial killers in the late 1970s. The first season introduced several real serial killers as part of the storyline and now the show is looking ahead to the Atlanta child murders.

"Mindhunter" creator David Fincher told Billboard last year that season two will likely focus on the Atlanta child murders — a string of killings carried out in Georgia from 1979 to 1981.

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A new podcast, "Atlanta Monster," happens to also be exploring the Atlanta Child Murders this year. When INSIDER spoke with co-creator and host Payne Lindsey about the podcast series (produced by TenderfootTV and HowStuffWorks), we asked if he had heard about the coming "Mindhunter" storyline.

"Yeah, we've heard that, which we think is pretty cool and very exciting," Lindsey said. "It's interesting that all these different stories about this case are kind of coming around in the same year. It's kind of ironic."

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Netflix's "Mindhunter" series is a fictionalized version of the nonfiction book written by former FBI agent John E. Douglas called "Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit." The book was co-authored by Mark Olshaker.

The Atlanta child murders are mentioned in the "Mindhunter" book when Douglas recalls his involvement with the case. A man named Wayne Williams was arrested and convicted for the murder of two adult men, and was subsequently...
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