Netflix’s’Mindhunter’ is a crime drama series that first premiered on the streaming platform on October 13, 2017. Developed by David Fincher (‘Fight Club’), the series is based on the true-crime book mind hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit’ written by retired FBI agent John Douglas and writer Mark Olshaker. It follows the story of particular agents Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) of this recently founded Behavioural Science Unit (BSU) of the FBI.
They are assisted by psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) as they encounter imprisoned serial killers trying to understand their jagged psychology and create profiling techniques. The show includes many real-life serial killers and requires us through stressed interrogations with them. After two successful seasons, the natural question arises: Will there be a Mindhunter season 3? Let’s find out!
Mindhunter Season 3 Release Date
‘Mindhunter’ season 2 dropped in its entirety on August 16, 2019, on Netflix. It is made of nine episodes with a runtime of 46–73 minutes per day. Fans of the show had to wait for two years to the second season. But this time, the wait will be much more as Netflix has allegedly put the show on indefinite hold. Producer David Fincher, who directed multiple episodes of this series, has been working on additional projects.
While the series hasn’t been canceled, it will be a long time before fans get the second season of their psychological thriller. Fincher’s biographical drama ‘Mank’ released on Netflix on November 13, 2020. He is also attached as a producer on the next season of Netflix’sLove, Death & Robots’. This implies all is well between the director and the flowing giant. However, there is still hope as in November 2020 meeting with Variety, Fincher said,” At some point, I would love to revisit it.” Therefore, we can anticipate’Mindhunter’ season 3 to launch sometime in 2023 or 2024.
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Mindhunter Season 3 Cast: Who Is In It?
In the first two seasons, the principal cast members comprising Holt McCallany, Jonathan Groff, and Ana Trov feature as Bill Tench, Holden Ford, and Wendy Carr, respectively. Apart from these, other cast members include Hannah Gross as Ford’s girlfriend Debbie Mitford, Cotter Smith as Robert Shepard, and Cameron Britton since the serial killer Edmund Kemper in supporting characters. Season 2 adds Christopher Livingstone, Oliver Cooper, and Damon Herriman who play fictionalized versions of real-life serial killers Wayne Williams, David Berkowitz, and Charles Manson, respectively.
If Netflix makes the third season, the return of the lead actors will depend upon their accessibility. In January 2020, Netflix verified the reports that the cast members were released from their contracts. A brand new season may choose to focus on an entirely new set of personalities and feature a brand new cast. On the other hand, the return of earlier cast members, both lead and recurring, isn’t exactly impossible.
Mindhunter Season 3 Plot: What Is It Concerning?
While season 1 tells a mostly standalone story as Special Agents, Ford and Tench interview serial killers, secure financing for their recently commissioned division, and resolve a few open cases. They’re aided by the notorious serial killer Edmund Kemper to understand the psychology of a serial killer, they employ in grabbing various criminals.
While season 1 occurs from 1977 to 1980, season 2 is placed between 1980 and 1981 and focuses on the real-life Atlanta Murders. A possible third season may pick up from the finish of season 2 and take place from early into the mid-80s. Similar to its predecessors, it could feature Ford and Tench traveling across the country, teaching FBI techniques to local police departments and grabbing a few criminals. It might also introduce us to more serial killers from that era.
1 character fans have been wanting to see more of is that the ADT serviceman, who appears sporadically throughout the 2 seasons. This character is none other than one of America’s most famous serial killers, Dennis Rader aka BTK Killer. It is possible the following season would flesh upon his backstory and put him up as a powerful enemy for Tench and Ford.