I miss these serial killer hunters on Netflix. The show Mindhunter was a dark look into the investigation of true crime. We met the show's version of serial killers like Ed Kemper and Manson, heard actual testimony, but never got to solve the ongoing BTK story.
The first seasons of the show kept us on the edge of our seats as we dug into FBI procedure, personal problems, and families. The show ended when Netflix and David Fincher left it in limbo, unsure where it would go from here. Series leads Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv were released from their contracts, and it seems like that spelled the end for the series.
Well, according to a report from GamesRadar, that limbo might have dissolved.
Fincher has a new deal with Netflix and brought them Academy Award nominations for Mank. While we know the numbers of views on Mindhunter were not stellar, they have the buzz to bring the show back.
And as reported, an anonymous source told Small Screen, "All I can really tell you about Mindhunter is that conversations between Netflix and Fincher are ongoing. They are discussing the possibility of bringing the show back for a third season."
That seems promising, even if it's just hearsay.
The most intriguing thing that source said is that Fincher seems more upbeat about doing it. We know he had worried about how long it took it beforehand.
In an interview with Vulture, Fincher said, “We lived there for almost three years. Not year in and year out, but… probably six or seven months a year… Mindhunter was a lot for me.”
He also lamented the 90-hour workweeks.
Time will tell if the show is likely to return. All signs point to Fincher doing one more go around, but it seems like he gets way more excited to work on new things and not take out a year to do something already established. But it's hard to tell. With his new deal at Netflix, he has the opportunity to take lots of chances.
Would you watch a third season? Let us know what you think in the comments.