All nine episodes of "Mindhunter," the FBI drama that stars Ronks native Jonathan Groff, became available Friday morning for streaming on Netflix.
The show co-stars Groff and Holt McCallany as 1970s FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, who interview and profile serial killers to try to learn how to prevent crimes and catch future such killers.
The season 2 trailer, which was released Aug. 5, indicates the season will deal with the Atlanta "child murder" case of 1979-81, in which at least 28 children and adults were killed. Wayne Williams is serving a life sentence in prison for two of the murders.
In addition, the "Mindhunter" trailer shows Ford and Tench preparing to interview Charles Manson.
In season 2, Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris, who has played leading roles in such Broadway musical as “Fun Home” and a revival of “Sweeney Todd,” joins “Mindhunter” as the director of the FBI’s Behavioral Science unit for which Groff’s character works.
You can watch the season 2 trailer here:
The character played by Groff, a two-time Tony Award nominee who’s a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School, is based on real-life FBI profiler John E. Douglas.
The first season of “Mindhunter” premiered in 2017. The show is co-produced by David Fincher (“House of Cards”) and Oscar-winning actor Charlize Theron.
Groff is scheduled to appear on the talk show "Live with Kelly and Ryan" at 9 a.m. Monday on ABC, to talk about "Mindhunter." He'll be seen on STARZ Sunday when "Taking Woodstock," in which he plays Woodstock producer Michael Lang, airs at 10:52 a.m. and 5:57 p.m. Sunday.
On Saturday, July 27, while in Lancaster County visiting family, Groff went to see the musical "Evita" at Susquehanna Stage in Marietta.
"He made the reservation in his own name," says Jim Johnson, founding artistic director of Susquehanna Stage. "I thought I should tell the cast, but I didn't want to tell them until I was sure he was coming."
Groff arrived just before the show began, but stayed for quite a while after the show ended, Johnson says.
"He was so gracious," Johnson says, signing autographs and posing for pictures with cast and audience members. “Everyone wanted to meet him,” Johnson added. “I said, ‘You’re going to be inundated.’ He said, ‘That’s fine.’ He’s a great guy.”
You can see photos of Groff's visit to Marietta in an article about his visit in the Lititz Record Express.
Groff, 34, is currently preparing for his role as man-eating plant wrangler Seymour in an off-Broadway revival of the musical "Little Shop of Horrors,” which starts previews in New York next month.
Groff, whose voice as Kristoff the mountain man will again be heard in the animated Disney film “Frozen 2” this November, was Tony-nominated for his Broadway work in “Spring Awakening” and “Hamilton.”
He co-starred in “Looking” on HBO and had a recurring role on Fox TV’s “Glee.” Groff has also appeared in such films as “American Sniper,” “The Conspirator” and “Taking Woodstock.”