Since the release of Netflix’s period FBI-agents-and-serial-killers drama Mindhunter, fans were wondering if they could get another possible renewal of the spine chilling crime show.
Now, in an interview executive producer David Fincher confirmed that a third season of the show is off the radar at Netflix – at least for now. “Netflix won’t be moving forward with new seasons of the 'expensive' show any time soon,” Fincher said.
Show’s lead cast Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, were released from their contracts in January and the show was put on ‘indefinite hold.’
Fincher confirmed this bad news for fans still holding out hope for “Mindhunter’ Season 3. He told Vulture that his acclaimed Netflix serial killer drama series is “probably” done for good. That was because Fincher would not be able to develop a new season as he was busy working on his new feature “Mank.” Now “Mindhunter” Season 3 appears to be dead.
“I think probably,” Fincher answered when asked by Vulture if “Mindhunter” is over. “Listen, for the viewership that it had, it was an expensive show. We talked about ‘Finish ‘Mank’ and then see how you feel,’ but I honestly don’t think we’re going to be able to do it for less than I did Season 2. And on some level, you have to be realistic about dollars have to equal eyeballs.”
'Mindhunter' is notable for bringing together Fincher and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, who first collaborated with the director for “Gone Girl.”
Mindhunter stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as FBI agents and Anna Torv as a criminal psychologist; it focused on the trio’s work interviewing serial killers to have a better understanding of the crimes they committed and their behaviors. The real-life murderers and cases featured on the series included Ed Kemper, Charles Manson, and the Atlanta child murders. The first two seasons of show are available to stream on Netflix.