Mindhunter creator says that the excellent show will run for five seasons
"It's gonna go five seasons." Yes!
Given the somewhat macabre interest that we all have with serial killers and murders, it's easy to overlook the good guys. However, in Season 2 of Mindhunter, it's arguable that the best performance came from Holt McCallany as Agent Bill Tench.
Yes, the performances from Oliver Cooper (David Berkowitz), Damon Herriman (Charles Manson), and Christopher Livingston (Wayne Williams) as the sadistic killers were chilling, but there's an aura of quiet authority and internal struggle that's conveyed in McCallany's performance.
If you've finished Season 2, you'll know that Bill's domestic issue was arguably the most enthralling narrative thread in an extremely strong series but it was just one of many. The main thrust of the investigation was on the Atlanta child murders and with so much ground to cover, it appears that Agents Ford, Tench and Dr. Wendy Carr will have plenty more subjects to talk to.
After all, the haunting and horrific presence of the BTK Killer still looms large.
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 recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Holt McCallany hinted that changes are coming in Season 3.
After two seasons of filming in Pittsburgh, the show will 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," he said.
In fact, it appears that the working relationship between McCallany and Jonathan Groff (Agent Ford) is already settled in for the long haul.
"He's such a kind and decent person, such a talented actor, always in a good mood, always with a big smile. Even though we’ve worked so closely for two years now, truthfully never a cross word has transpired between us, and I think we could do five seasons and it would be the same thing."
We really hope that Bill, Holden, and Wendy will stick around for that long.