Director David Fincher is not positive if it would make sense to generate Mindhunter season 3 awarded the show’s expensive price tag. Based on real-life FBI profiler John E. Douglas’ true-crime book, Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, Mindhunter is a psychological-thriller crime series produced by Fincher, Charlize Theron, and Joe Penhall for Netflix. The show, which debuted worldwide in October 2017, followed FBI representatives Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) since they interviewed infamous serial killers to understand how they think, hoping to apply the knowledge into solving existing instances of serial crime.
In season 1, Mindhunter concentrated on the developments in criminal psychology and psychology in the Federal Bureau of Investigation between the years 1977 and 1980. The show introduced dauntingly convincing portrayals of ill-famed serial killers such as Edmund Kemper and Richard Speck, with the prior helping Ford and Tench in their cognitive research. Season 2, which premiered in August 2019, meanwhile, centered on Wayne William’s Atlanta Murders of 1979-81. Throughout its two-season run, Mindhunter was immensely well-received among fans and critics, who hailed the series because of its meticulous character growth and persuasive storytelling.
But in January 2020, Netlfix shocked many serial-killer-case aficionados when it declared that it has put Mindhunter on indefinite hold and alleviated the series’ stars of their contracts to pursue other opportunities. Now Fincher has weighed in on the destiny of his series, opening up about the possibility of a Mindhunter season 3.
Lately, during a conversation using Variety, Fincher revealed that that he, at the present time, had no plans anymore to revive Mindhunter for the third season. He explained that given its show’s pricey budget, he does not know if it’d be logical to generate a third season for the show. Fincher also recounted the ordeal that he had to go through in making season two, citing it is but one reason behind his dissociation in the Mindhunter. He explained.
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“I don’t know if it makes sense to continue. It was a costly display. It had an extremely enthusiastic audience, but we never got the numbers that justified the cost.”
As he has also revealed earlier, Fincher said that earning Mindhunter year 2 was a nightmarish task. Fincher initially fired the initial showrunner, then he battled eight first scripts, along with the pitch screenplay’ that recorded the details about Mindhunter’s characters and settings. The director had aimed to deliver a new season for the series every 12-14 months. But due to flaws that are creative, a brand new iteration would take off only after two decades. Mindhunter’s comprehensive production, therefore, agonized Fincher, who decided that he “needed some time off” from the show.
Fincher, however, hasn’t dropped the curtain on his struck Netflix series entirely. He also thinks that the hiatus will reignite his enthusiasm to make more content, and in addition, he states he’d like Mindhunter to finish with Dennis Rader, the real-life BTK Stranger, being apprehended. Presently, however, Fincher is busy promoting his feature movie, Mank, which is supposed to release on Netlfix, December 14.
With Netflix not formally slamming the door on Mindhunter, there is always a glimmer of hope that Fincher would choose to revisit the series later on. But for now, at least, it appears that he is mainly done with the series. Although it is certainly disheartening to know that fans won’t be able to see the show’s set-up of the BTK investigation play out into the arrest of the ill-famed serial killer many seasons afterward, it is a comforting idea how audiences must relish 2 seasons of superior content from their favorite House of Cards creator. Mindhunter was able to stand out distinctively in a crowded genre. So hopefully, in the future, Netlfix will honor the acclaimed show by devoting to it a budget that would allow for Fincher to create more seasons without any manufacturing problems.