Fans of the hit Netflix series Mindhunter may want to sit down, as Netflix has confirmed to multiple outlets that the show’s third season is on indefinite hold.
Last month, the streaming giant decided to let the options of the cast, led by stars Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff, lapse, leading fans to believe that the end was near for the crime drama. Further doubt was cast over David Fincher’s growing schedule and how he would fit Mindhunter into it.
While Netflix confirmed that it did release the actors from their contracts, they did seem somewhat optimistic about the show returning in the future:
“David is focused on directing his first Netflix film Mank and on producing the second season of Love, Death and Robots,” a Netflix spokesperson said to Deadline. “He may revisit Mindhunter again in the future, but in the meantime felt it wasn’t fair to the actors to hold them from seeking other work while he was exploring new work of his own.”
With Mindhunter on the backburner, Fincher has been focusing on passion projects. Mank follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for Citizen Kane. The script was written by Fincher’s father, Jack.
Love, Death and Robots, a remake of the classic 80s film Heavy Metal, is currently in production for its second season, following the first receiving critical acclaim.
Insiders suggest that the cast is open to returning for a third season, and that they all loved working Fincher. The problem all have stated is if they are tied up in other projects. As of now, sources confirmed to us that there has been no real conversations between Netflix, Fincher and the cast about a third season.
Mindhunter was created by Joe Penhall, and based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The series follows FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), along with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), who operate the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit within the Training Division at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.