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"Mindhunter" is getting seriously twisted in Season 2.

Netflix dropped dozens of new photos from the crime thriller, which explores the terrifying psychology of serial killers. Season 2 of "Mindhunter" will run eight episodes and premiere August 16.

A press-exclusive site offered a sneak peek at the new season (though access expired after downloading eight images, so different outlets may have different photos).

The pics feature stars Jonathan​ ​Groff and Holt​ ​McCallany as FBI agents Holden​ ​Ford and Bill Tench, as well as Anna Torv as psychology professor Wendy Carr.

They also confirm what executive producer and series director David Fincher has said about the story — it is in 1979-1981, during the time of the Atlanta child murders. African-American serial killer Wayne Williams was tried, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two adult males. Williams, however, was never tried for any of the child murders, but was suspected of being involved with 23 of them.

In order to crack the case, Ford and Tench turn to such iconic serial killers as Charles Manson (photo below) and Son of Sam.

Damon Herriman plays Manson in "Mindhunter" and Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

 

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They also call upon Ed Kemper (Cameron Britton) for more interviews, which was revealed in a teaser trailer only available on the website.

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