Series Explores True Story Behind Mindhunter Season 2

HBO will explore the tragedy and the new investigation in a five-part documentary series, Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children, which just released its first official trailer.

The documentary offers a never-before-seen look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African American children and young adults that occurred over a two-year period in Atlanta in the late-70s/early-80s.

The partially-unsolved case was the subject of David Fincher’s Mindunter Season 2, which offered little in the way of answers but brought renewed attention to the crazy events.

In spring 2019, the city of Atlanta announced it was re-opening the case.

With unrestricted access and a trove of archival material, the show looks at the initial disappearance and discovery of two murdered teenage boys and the fear that gripped the city, to the prosecution and indictment of 23-year-old Atlanta native Wayne Williams and the rush to officially shut down the case, according to HBO.

Likely murderer, Wayne Williams

Here’s the trailer –

HBO’s official synopsis reads –

Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children offers a never-before-seen look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African American children and young adults that occurred over a two-year period in Atlanta in the late-‘70s and early-‘80s, from the initial disappearance and discovery of two murdered teenage boys and the fear that gripped the city, to the prosecution and indictment of 23-year-old Atlanta native Wayne Williams and the rush to officially shut down the case. With unprecedented access and a treasure trove of archival material, this timely documentary series brings new evidence to light as the cases are reopened, providing a powerful window into one of America’s darkest chapters.”

The series premieres on HBO on April 5th.