David Fincher’s ‘Mindhunter’ Casts Same Charles Manson Actor as Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

Collider's resident insider Jeff Sneider is reporting that Damon Herriman, the actor hired by Quentin Tarantino to play Charles Manson in his upcoming "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," will also be playing Manson in the second season of David Fincher's Netflix series "Mindhunter." 

Sneider goes on to elaborate that his "Sources say while Herriman will appear as a 1969-era Manson in the Tarantino film, his appearance in "Mindhunter" will be in the ’80s, when Manson was already behind bars. That lines up with previous reports that the second season will feature the Atlanta Child Murders, which took place between 1979 and 1981. Other serial killers expected to appear include the Son of Sam and, of course, the BTK Killer, who popped up throughout the first season, though he was never mentioned by name."
"Sources say that while Herriman’s casting in the Tarantino film was announced first, he was actually cast in "Mindhunter" much earlier, and in fact, already shot his scenes in July. Either way, the fact that he booked projects from Fincher and Tarantino back-to-back should speak highly of his take on Manson. I mean, when masters of casting like Fincher and Tarantino vouch for you, who else do you need to impress in this town?"

"Mindhunter" had a great first season and was the kind of series that made you crave for a follow-up, what with the stakes being higher than ever after that final shot. 

Fincher hasn't directed a film since 2014's "Gone Girl." At some point he was supposed to helm a Ben Affleck-starring remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on A Train," but IMDB doesn't have that project's page listed anymore and it probably won't be happening any time soon due to Affleck re-entering rehab this past week. Scrapped? Who knows. Fincher was also supposed to collaborate with Brad Pitt for the fourth time with a "World War Z" sequel, but that has been put in the backburner as well due to the director's investment with "Mindhunter."

There is currently no premiere date for "Mindhunter" and its second season, but I have been told not to be surprised if it appears in the coming months on Netflix. Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" will be released on July 26th, 2019