The Tony Award winner plays the new director of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, the department specializing in understanding the psychology of incarcerated serial killers to find and prevent others. The BSU is headed up by Agent Holden Ford, played by Tony nominee Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakneing, Hamilton), and Agent Bill Tench, played by Holt McCallany.
Season 2 premieres on Netflix beginning August 16 and examines the Atlanta child murders of 1979 to 1981, where 28 African-Americans were killed. Based on the trailer, it also seems the character of Charles Manson will be featured this season. The cast for the series' return also includes Anna Torv, Joe Tuttle, Albert Jones, Lauren Glazier, Stacey Roca, and Sierra McClain.
Mindhunter is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas, who is also the inspiration for Groff’s character. The series, from executive producer David Fincher, premiered in 2017.
Cerveris last appeared on Broadway as Bruce Bechdel in Fun Home, for which he won a Tony Award. He made his Broadway debut in The Who’s Tommy, for which he earned his first nomination. Subsequently, he starred in Titanic, Assassins as John Wilkes Booth (which earned him his first Tony win), Sweeney Todd as the title role (and earned him a Tony nomination), Lovemusik as Kurt Weill (his fourth Tony nomination), Cymbeline, Hedda Gabler, In The Next Room, and Evita (his fifth Tony nod).