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25th Nov 2019

Mindhunter star “optimistic” that Season 3 will happen

Paul Moore

Mindhunter Season 3

The show’s creator has previously said that we’re getting five seasons. This is a very good sign.

While the wonderful Netflix drama is based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, it’s important to distinguish the TV show from the non-fiction crime book.

Mindhunter the TV show is very much the baby of David Fincher.

Aside from producing the show, the Se7en and Fight Club filmmaker has also directed seven episodes of the serial killer drama.

Simply put, he’s the driving force behind it.

However, Fincher is currently busy filming Mank – the drama which follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic 1941 movie Citizen Kane – which means that the third season of Mindhunter looks set to be delayed.

In a recent interview with Jonathan Groff, (Agent Holden Ford), The Hollywood Reporter stated that “talk of a third season of Mindhunter is on hold while Fincher focuses on his next feature”.

Given the fact that there was almost two years between the first and second seasons of Mindhunter being released on Netflix, this delay isn’t that surprising to hear. In a recent interview on The Ray D’arcy Show, Holt McCallany (Agent Bill Tench) struck a more optimistic tone about the show’s future.

When asked about the prospect of Season 3, McCallany said: “We hope so. I’m optimistic that it will. It all depends on our executive producer David Fincher, he’s the boss.”

Given the show’s incredibly popularity and the extensive list of serial killers that are still available to profile – the haunting and horrific presence of the BTK Killer still looms large – we’re supremely confident that we’re going to be seeing more of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.

In fact, series creator David Fincher has frequently talked about how he sees the show stretching into five seasons and while nothing official has been announced, the signs are very encouraging.

During a previous chat with The Hollywood Reporter, McCallany hinted that changes are coming in Season 3.

After two seasons of filming in Pittsburgh, the show looks set to be moving to a different production location. McCallany think that this new scenery could represent “a complete reimagining of the show” and that Fincher has a very particular timeline for his cast to work with.

“He said ‘Listen, are you ready to do this for five seasons? Because even if I fuck it up, it’s gonna go five seasons, and I don’t intend to fuck it up’. So I’d like to think that we will continue, for as long as David is intrigued by telling this particular story.”

A tiny detail in Season 2 may have provided a big clue about the future direction of the show and one of the serial killers that could be profiled in Season 3.

Here’s hoping that Netflix make an official announcement about Season 3 very soon.

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