‘Mindhunter’ Season 3 Release Date Latest Updates
It’s the autumn of 2017 at this time. Cinematic genius David Fincher is poised to unleash one of his most exhilarating and disturbing undertakings on the streaming people. Mindhunter was the working title for the 10-episode television series.
As soon as it debuted on Netflix in mid-October, it was hailed as one of the best shows the streaming service had ever created and one of the best in the last decade or so.
The early days of the FBI’s criminal profiling program were shown in the late 1970s drama Mindhunter, one of the heaviest shows on television. The film focused on the brutal crimes and broken minds of some of the most prominent serial killers in the world.
An ambitious young agent (Jonathan Groff) and a stoic veteran (Holt McCallany) carried out these investigations, which were loosely based on actual events, with the help of a whip-smart mental health expert (Anna Torv). Their findings laid the foundation for nearly every serial killer investigation from the 1970s.
While Mindhunter’s first season was highly captivating, it didn’t exactly become the hit Netflix had hoped for. That didn’t dampen Netflix’s enthusiasm for the second season, which premiered in the summer of 2019 and was a resounding success. Many expect a third season to follow sooner than later from Fincher and Netflix.
That time of year hasn’t yet arrived, but it’s still conceivable. A probable third season of Mindhunter? Here’s what we know so far!
Who Be Will Returning for Mindhunter’s Third Season?
Fans of the program Mindhunter were already reeling from the revelation that Netflix had freed the show’s core cast members from their contracts, which reportedly included terms for the coming fourth and fifth seasons.
Even though the show was put on “indefinite pause,” the show’s in-demand stars were prudently allowed to book new work as everyone waited to see if there would be a third season.
There is no doubt that the Mindhunter cast, including Groff, McCallany, Torv, Joe Tuttle, and now Michael Cerveris, would be thrilled to return if the opportunity arose. After all, the show represents a career-high point for every one of them.
McCallany, who is one of Fincher’s few regular collaborators, has stated that he is “hopeful” that the third season of Mindhunter will be made, according to Popculture.com in 2019.
“We did have a bible, a five-season bible, that exists when we began rehearsals for season one,” McCallany said of the show’s cast and crew’s original approach to production.
For Mindhunter alumni, it is impossible to say how the 2020 pandemic production halt has affected their work schedules. Still, there is a good chance they have all kept themselves quite busy booking new projects even during the slowdown.
To make matters worse, they’re likely certainly itching to get back to work on more Mindhunter craziness, making a return all the more difficult.
Season 3 of Mindhunter May Include Which Serial Killers?
If season 3 of Mindhunter happens, it’s not difficult to guess which regulars will return, but it’s far more difficult to think which bad guys they’ll be questioning or investigating. There was a lot of talk about the new season being set in what decade because the initial intention for the program was for it to span from the ’80s to early ’00s and then some.
There are a lot of stories that can be told on that timetable. Holden and the gang will almost certainly spend more time with “Co-ed Killer” Ed Kemper in the new season, as Cameron Britton’s bone-chilling performance on the show has contributed to some of its most riveting moments.
Sonny Valicenti’s return is almost a certainty, given the investigation and eventual capture of his character—the “BTK Killer” Dennis Rader—is shaping up to be the definitive endgame for the series.
Similarly, in possible future cases for the FBI, Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez, and the cannibalistic killer Jeffrey Dahmer are all possibilities, as is the iconic “.22-Caliber Killer” case and an explosive investigation into Ted Kaczynski, dubbed the “Unabomber.”
Those instances are relevant since the book’s author (former FBI agent John Douglas) worked on or aided with all of them. The “Green River Killer” case, in which Douglas nearly died, would be ideal for Fincher and colleagues if they wanted to play for a maximum dramatic impact. It would be great to get a glimpse of that exciting plot in a future season of Mindhunter.
When will Mindhunter, Season 3 be available on Netflix?
The release date for the third season of Mindhunter is currently uncertain. You won’t have to worry about Netflix canceling Mindhunter because the show is only on an “indefinite hiatus.” David Fincher appears to have no time or energy to continue the show to remain that way.
That suggests that Fincher may return to the series to “revisit” the story.
According to Fincher’s Vulture interview, published in 2020, a significant reason why season 3 of Mindhunter hasn’t come to fruition is that the program is too much work for him to handle.
“It’s a 90-hour week,” he said. “It takes in everything you’ve ever done. “I don’t know if I have it in me right now to break season three,” I commented after finishing season two.”
According to director David Fincher, the third season of Mindhunter seems unlikely, despite his lack of a clear “no.” Fincher said that the program is expensive and time-consuming to produce and that its audience numbers aren’t exactly breaking any records.
“Listen, for the audience it had, it was a pricey program. As far as I know, we won’t be able to do it for less money than I did in season 2. You also have to be honest that money has to equal eyeballs on some level.”
It gets even worse: Fincher has already begun preproduction on The Killer for Paramount Pictures, which means he’ll have to wait at least another year before ever considering returning to the Mindhunter franchise.