Mindhunter Season 3: Release Date, Cast, Plot And Has The Show Been Cancelled?

Nisha Rathod
Nisha Rathod

It appeared as though we’d never get a Mindhunter Season 3 on Netflix, but that might not be completely true. Let me explain why.

Mindhunter is easily one of Netflix’s most intriguing original shows. However, the whole thing was really masterminded by the iconic Hollywood director, David Fincher.

There were reports that Mindhunter Season 3 was not likely to take place and that the show had been canceled. But, those reports were pretty off the mark. What really occurred was that David Fincher felt that the show took up a lot of his time and he wanted to dedicate his time to other endeavors.

One of those projects was Mank, which landed Netflix a few months ago and was fairly good. Personally, it was one of my favorite Fincher films, but that’s likely because I wasn’t all that interested in the subject matter of the movie.

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Is Mindhunter Season 3 Happening Or Not?

So, I suppose you just want me to cut to the chase. OK, because it stands, Mindhunter is kind of on a fracture. It is in a sort of limbo. It hasn’t been officially sanctioned by Netflix. It’s really all up to David Fincher and whether he would like to undertake a third season or not.

The reality is that Fincher is a perfectionist. If he believes that a specific shooter could be greater, he will keep on shooting until he gets exactly what he desires or understands the very first shot was what he wanted all along. He’s infamous for doing lots of takes, and it sometimes suggests his cast and crew are at their wits’ end whilst working on a few of his projects.

Imagine what it must have been like working on a show with Fincher where they need to picture multiple episodes. It has to have been a small nightmare. But, everyone involved with the show wants an opportunity to return and finish it properly.

There’s Still Some Story To Tell

That’s the second reason why I feel Mindhunter Season 3 will happen. Fincher can not leave things unfinished, and there’s a lot more story to tell. However, Fincher did reveal in a meeting using Variety that making Season 2 pretty much wiped out him.

I certainly wanted some time away. We had all hands on deck to complete [season two] and we did not have a ton of scripts and a ton of outlines and a bible standing by for season three. I’ll confess I was a little bit like I really don’t know that I’m all set to spend another 2 years in the crawl space.’

Nevertheless, in that Exact Same interview, Fincher also disclosed that he would like to come back to the series and get an opportunity to complete it correctly:

At some point, I would really like to revisit it. The expectation was to get all of the ways up into the late ’90s, the early 2000s, ideally, receive all the way up to people knocking on the door at Dennis Rader’s house.

This does make it look as if the ball very much in Fincher’s courtroom. Netflix seems to love working with the director and he has signed an exclusivity deal with the streaming services. This seems to indicate that he enjoys working together also.

Mindhunter Season 3 Is Very Much Up To Fincher

One of the things which people would really love to find the show cover is that the BTK Killer. This is something that’s been teased since the beginning of Season 1. The show has had these little vignettes about Dennis Rader aka the BTK Killer that notoriously eluded police for decades. So it sounds like the endgame was for this to pay off at the final season.

There’s still so much story to tell in this show, and Netflix has not canceled the series, so I’m pretty sure it is going to return at some stage later on. The only real question is when. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

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