For a long time, high production costs and a lousy quota spoke against season 3 of “Mindhunter.” The continuation of the Netflix series could still come.
You’d think a real-life crime series by David Fincher would go through the roof on Netflix. And yet, the large audience numbers stayed away, which is why season 3 of “Mindhunter” was not approved, even though Fincher originally planned five seasons, according to lead actor Holt McCallany (via screenrant ). Fans don’t have to bury their heads in the sand, though, as there still seems to be hope.
“Mindhunter” Season 3: Will David Fincher Start Another Try?
Director and producer David Fincher took a stand in an interview with Vulture for his latest film, “Mank.” The work on the second season had cost him so much strength that the series was put on hold for now. It seems like the talented director has recharged his energies, as rumor has it that Fincher is in talks with Netflix again.
Previously, Small Screen reported from a source that the possibility of a third season is currently being discussed and that David Fincher is positive about the project. Since the negotiations are still in the early stages, it is impossible to say if and when the third season will release.
“Mindhunter” Season 3 Plot: What happens in the book
The series is based on the non-fiction book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by FBI profiler John E. Douglas, the actual role model of the main character Holden Ford. Douglas interviewed a large number of notorious murderers and sex offenders from 1970 to 1996. The Netflix series has already introduced familiar faces like Ed Kemper, Charles Manson, or the BTK killer.
The second season takes place between 1979 and 1981. The third season will most likely be set after that. For example, in the original book, the serial killer and rapist Robert Hansen appear, dragging his victims into a remote hut and “chased” them with rifles. John E. Douglas also wrote numerous follow-up books after “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.” Fincher has enough material for further seasons of “Mindhunter” available.
Mindhunter Season 3: The Show Isn’t Technically Cancelled!
The biggest reason we still believe that the show can return with Season 3 is Netflix itself. TVLine reports that in January 2020, told them that Mindhunter Season 3 is on an ‘indefinite hold,’ which means it is technically not canceled. The term indefinite hold in the world of TV shows means that the cast and crew of the show were released from their contracts, but the plan to develop the show is still on the paper.