David Fincher Confirms Mindhunter isn’t Coming Back
Published 4 weeks ago
Back in the early days of Netflix, David Fincher’s Mindhunter series starring Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany was one of the platform’s major draws. The second season had come out way back in 2019 with set-ups for a third, but it looks like the series won’t be returning.
In an interview with French outlet Le Journal du Dimanche (via Nerdist), Fincher explains:
“I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn’t attract enough of an audience to justify such an investment (for Season 3). I don’t blame them, they took risks to get the show off the ground, gave me the means to do Mank the way I wanted to do it, and they allowed me to venture down new paths with The Killer. It’s a blessing to be able to work with people who are capable of boldness.”
Maybe there’s a possible Mindhunter revival down the line, but I don’t expect Groff and McCallany to reprise their roles. Though the first two seasons did cover a lot of serial killers up to Charles Manson, there was an overarching story that was being teased with the BTK killer, who was active around the 70s to the 90s, until he was finally caught in 2004.
It truly is a shame that Mindhunter is gone, but there are still several true-crime dramas that could take its place for fans. With the show taking place in the 70s, Hulu has this new film covering the Boston Strangler which takes place in the 60s.
For now, you can catch the first two seasons of Mindhunter now streaming on Netflix.